The 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.

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


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Lagos, Nigeria





  • 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

I’ve had interest in Graphics/Product Design but never had the time to enroll for the course. Then I got it on a platter of gold organized by Design School. I am most grateful to Design School for making my dream come true. I make extra money for myself now from freelance gigs all thanks to my newly acquired skills.

Mercy Makagni Freelancer

I was a makeup artist before the COVID-19 outbreak, the Design School training was just a link shared with me on WhatsApp but a link turned life changer. I now work as a Product Manager at Stratapay and earning more than I was earning before and doing better in the tech sector.

Remilekun Wahab Product Designer

I was a freelance photographer after graduation. In my quest to secure a full time job, I saw the design school program on a telegram group. I was seriously looking for a new job role that resonates with my course of study( Marketing). Honestly, the Design school experience was what gave me an edge in getting this particular job. I now earn in hundreds of thousands through freelance design jobs and my full time engagement.

Kenneth Okeugo Freelancer

I joined the Design School in 2020 and was exposed to the world of freelancing. I can say I have earned more money working a few hours as a Copywriter and Designer. With the exposure I gained, my mindset has completely changed.

Olawale Awosika Designer/Freelancer

I was formerly into graphic design but not on an in depth level, but due to Design School Training, which a friend recommended and forwarded me the link, I was able to sharpen the skill and I now work as a graphic designer, heading the design team in the organisation I work with. I now earn from graphic design double of what I was earning monthly before design school training.

Raymond Nwachukwu Senior Designer

I am currently working as a Social Media Manager with Futuresoft and also the Head of Operations/HR at FCube Academy owned by one of the facilitators I met during Design School (both remote jobs). I am very grateful for the opportunity because it has been a game-changer for me in many ways and also connected me to amazing people.

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    Application Form (Design School - USADF) - COHORT 3
    What gender do you associate with?
    What's your marital status?
    Do you have any formal education?
    Highest Level of Academic Qualification
    What do you do currently?
    Are you available to completely attend the 6 weeks training? (Location is Ogudu GRA)
    How much do you currently earn on a monthly basis?
    Do you have any special need/disability?
    Which one of these applies to you?
    Which one of these applies to you?
    Do you have access to a working computer?
    Do you have access to a good internet service?
    Do you have a laptop?
    What's your laptop hard drive specifications?
    What's your laptop RAM specifications?
    How did you hear about this program?