At DearDesigner, we are telling the stories of designers across Africa.
With a well-curated content experience, hands-on mentorship, partnerships, educational programmes; we aim to give design the status it deserves in value, practice, and influence in everyday decisions—in Africa.
DD Mentorship 2020
The #DD Mentorship 2020 was the maiden edition of the mentorship program. #DD Mentorship 2020 was successful as it featured about 101 mentees with 48 mentors across various design niches
My mentor’s kindness, willingness to share her own experiences and wisdom while listening closely, are all qualities that I’ve learned from. She always tries to help me become a better version of myself rather than trying to mold me to her perspective. Our regular conversations helped me grow immensely both personally and professionally.
Visual Designer, Stears
The DearDesigner mentorship program was a redefining experience. Being able to learn from and access an experienced mentor really helped with skills to upgrade my career.
Product Designer, Mono
The mentorship was a practical experience. My mentor used a number of methods, all effective for me as she often carried me along and got my opinion when making decisions about learning and teaching methods. Her feedback was always very specific. I came out with observable improvement, and I still apply many of the things I learnt.
Senior Product Designer, Paystack
My mentor was nothing short of amazing — a friend and support system. The utmost thanks to the Dear Designer team for enabling my growth and that of many others like me. Those three months were very remarkable.
Art Director, Isobar Nigeria
The mentorship was a life-changing season for me. My mentor and I still connect till today and he still refers some gigs to me. During the mentorship, he had time for me to teach me and help me grow, especially in changing my mindset to be a better person of value and how to get rewarded for the great Value I deliver.
Senior Brand Designer, Quidax
Every bit of the mentorship programme was worth it. It came at the right time for me and was very insightful. My mentor was actually very resourceful and gave me answers to some questions that have lingered in my head for quite some time and pointed me to great resources to help answer the questions he couldn’t do justice to.