NerdzFactory Design School Lagos Program aims to equip Lagos residents with graphic design, product design, and workplace skills while also creating the necessary exposure that is needed for them to launch their careers and earn income in the technology sector and beyond.
Implemented as part of the Lagos State Employability Support Project, the program is funded by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and it is implemented by NerdzFactory Company.

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About The Program

The goal of the program is to equip young people with design skills, soft skills and entrepreneurship and also connect them with economic opportunities while also helping businesses have access to skilled talent. The program runs a blended approach of 60% physical & 40% virtually.

Instructor Led Graphics Design Training
Instructor Led Product Design Training
Soft Skills


Graphics DESIGN

  • Design Elements, Design Principles & Design Thinking
  • Typography
  • Design Inspiration And Research
  • Designing Logos, Business Cards, Book Covers, Event Fliers, Movie Posters, E.T.C.
  • Pictures, Gradients & Professional Colour Schemes
  • Canva Masterclass

Product design

  • Introduction To UI/UX Design
  • Product (UI/UX) Design Using Figma
  • Research In Product Design
  • Iconography
  • Visual Hierarchy
  • Prototyping
  • Handoff


  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving And Critical Thinking
  • Building Your Project Portfolio
  • Monetizing Your Skill
  • Freelancing
  • Getting Your First Design Job
  • Starting Your Business
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The program is 60% physical and 40% virtual. More details will be sent to successful applicants.
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The training will run for 6weeks of intensive teaching and learning.
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Design Jobs are set to grow by 21 percent in 3 years.
DISCLAIMER: This program was made possible through support provided by the United States African Development Foundation, an agency of the United States Government.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States  African Development Foundation

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Lagos, Nigeria


Program Start

Lagos, Nigeria



Monday - Friday

9:00 - 4:00 p.m. daily



  • Residing in Lagos
  • Between 18 and 35 years
  • Availability for the entire training duration
  • Post-secondary education


  • 100% tuition scholarship
  • Training in graphics design
  • Training in product design
  • Soft skills training
  • Training allowance
  • Internship placement for top-performing trainees
  • Mentorship

The approach used in teaching by our instructor is really a great one, that allows everyone to be carried along, for some of us who have never designed before, we can say today after 10days that we can conveniently do a very nice design. I sincerely appreciate USADF, LSETF and everyone involved in making this training experience an amazing one for all of us.

Gafar Usman Graphics Designer

This is a mind blowing, challenging program cos it has took my design skills to the next level. I now see designs from a break down point of view instead of one entity. It is really awesome and kudos to everyone involved in setting it up. Thank you

Daramola Oluwatobi Graphics Designer

I'm grateful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing experience. Design has never been more fun! I appreciate the facilitators and sponsors for all they are doing to impart young Nigerians. I can't wait to make you proud!

Olatunji Olaniyi Graphics Designer

It is a nice one, really appreciate this Golden opportunity, it is really awesome one and I'm forever grateful for it, my testimony is within a week of the training, I have been able to make cash with canva, the design that usually take me hours to come up with coreldraw, did it with 1hour on canva and i got paid, I feel myself and well appreciated to the sponsors. With the exposure I gained, my mindset has completely changed.

Olumoye Aduragbemi Designer/Freelancer

I just want to appreciate the organizers & sponsors of the Design school for the opportunity to be a part of the Design School 2021. I have been an entrepreneur with zero experience in the professional sector, I thought I might be able to cope but coming to Design school has made me aware of how far have come with my self-development. And now, I have moved from Zero-knowledge in Graphic designing to a 5 and still working on becoming better. A lot to be said but I will stop here. Thank you

Reuben Oluwatomi Senior Designer



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