Online Masterclass on Global Perspective of Design Development

Organized as Part of the Third Thursday Initiative, in support to the annual DesignTO Festival in Canada and  supported by World Design Organization by:

  1. Association of Designers of Kenya,
  2. Africa Design Authority-Zimbabwe,
  3. Liberia Designers Association; and
  4. Africa Design Associations’ Consortium

Date: Thursday of January 25th, 2024 Nature of the meeting: Online (free)     More details, click here.  To register click here

Introduction to Academic and Mentorship Programme

Date: February  8th, 2024

Nature of meeting: Online(Free)

Background: The program is a valuable educational initiative that  brings together students in our universities and colleges who are  being trained as Designers ( Interior Designers or Graphic Designers or any other form of design) in Kenya. The programme  significantly enhance students’ academic performance, personal development and overall well-being by leveraging the expertise of practising designers.

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Creatives/ Graphic Designers Consultative Forum

Date: Feb 15th, 2024

Time: 1730-1930Hrs EAT

Nature of meeting: Online(Free)

Background:The Consultative forum  seek to bring Creatives and Graphic Designers in Kenya to discuss matters relating to promotion,  growth and development of this sector and encourage them to participate by being part of the  professional  journey, 2024

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Contract Management in Business Development

Date: February 29th, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: The session which aim at equipping participants with practical skills and theoretical knowledge,  targets upcoming SMEs and MSMEs in enterprise development. It is  designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage contracts within the context of business development.

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VASTU Element Science in Architecture & Design Workshop

Date: March  14th, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: Vastu is a profound architectural and Design philosophy that seeks to create environments in harmony with the natural forces and elements. At the heart of Vastu lies the concept of the—Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. These elements are believed to influence the energy flow within a space. The training delves more into understanding combining design principles with element Science in Design implementation

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Visual Design & Corporate Communication Etiquette

Date: April 4th, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background:The Professional Certificate is a comprehensive program that aims to equip our creative Designers working in public and private sectors with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field of visual communication and Design. This course emphasizes the importance of effective communication, design principles and the use of various media platforms to convey information and ideas.

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Development of Interior Design Practice in Kenya

Date: April 25th, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: The event is organised to among others, mark International Design Day that takes place on April 27 every year. It marks how Design has far-reaching impacts on our daily lives and can change the world. Event, meant to be inspirational,  bring together Interior Designers to appreciate their profession in a colourful  event to be graced by industry players

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Spectrum of Intellectual Property rights in Product Design

Date: 9th May, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: The spectrum of intellectual property rights in product design is an essential aspect of protecting the creativity and innovation of inventors and designers. By understanding the different types of intellectual property rights, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, product designers and creators can effectively protect their ideas, technologies and brands..

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Brand Management, Corporate Identity and Marketing

Date: 16th May, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: As the volume of companies competing for customer attention increases, effective brand management has become a clear market differentiator. Therefore there has never been a more important time to develop a unique identity and value proposition through strategic branding.

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World Interior Design Day Celebrations, 2024

Date: 31st May, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: The Cocktail shall be  a gathering of  Interior designers, material suppliers, manufacturers and their partners in Kenya and beyond  to honor the work of interior designers and raise awareness about the impact of interior design on people’s lives.  The day is dedicated  to Mark Celebrations for the 2024 World Interiors Day.  The event, marked for the first time in Kenya  shall be  an annual celebration that acknowledges the vital role of interior designers in shaping our surroundings.

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Design for Disassembly

Date: 14th  June, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: Design for Disassembly  is a forward-thinking approach  that focuses on the ease of disassembly and separation of a product’s components. This concept is crucial in the era of increasing environmental concerns and the need for sustainable manufacturing practices. By designing products with disassembly in mind, manufacturers can reduce waste, lower material consumption and streamline the recycling process.

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Pan- African Forum for Creatives

Date: 20th-21st June, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical( Mombasa Beach Resort Hotel)

Background:The Pan-African Forum for Creatives is an event that aims to bring together creatives from across the African continent to showcase their talents, share ideas, and foster collaboration. This forum provides a platform for artists, designers and other creative professionals to connect, learn from each other and explore opportunities for growth and development within the African creative industry.

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Local Furniture  & Interiors Expo & Summit

Date: 8th-10th August , 2024

Nature of meeting: Sarit Centre

Background: The summit is an event that shall bring together industry professionals, designers, manufacturers, retailers and other stakeholders in the furniture sector to discuss trends, innovations, challenges and opportunities within the industry. These summits shall  serve as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration and shall play a crucial role in shaping the future of the furniture industry in Kenya.

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Date: 13th September, 2024

Nature of meeting: Online

Background: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) training is a process through which individuals can have their prior learning, gained through formal education, work experience or other life experiences, assessed and recognized for academic credit or professional certification. PLAR training provides an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate their knowledge and skills, potentially saving time and money by avoiding redundant education or training.

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Interior Designers Awards of Excellence, 2024

Date:9th  August, 2024

Nature of meeting: Sarit Centre

Background: The Interior Designers Awards of Excellence is an esteemed annual event that recognizes outstanding achievements and innovations in the field of interior design. The 2024 event in Kenya promises to be a significant occasion for celebrating the talent and creativity of interior designers within the region..

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Annual Designers Conference, 2024

Date:20th  November, 2024

Nature of meeting: Physical

Background: The Annual Designers Conference is remains a significant event that brings together professionals and enthusiasts from the design industry to share knowledge, network and showcase innovative ideas. The 2024 event  promises to be an exciting opportunity for designers to engage with the latest trends, technologies and best practices in the field. This comprehensive guide will provide detailed information about the conference, including its significance, themes, location, speakers and expected outcomes.

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