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Nairobi Design Week 2019 : Careers in Design in Pictures

Nairobi Design Week 2019 : Careers in Design

Careers in Design took place on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th March 2019 during the fourth Nairobi Design Week, and gave students and young professionals opportunities to showcase work, take part in portfolio workshops, learn about the newest opportunities, meet with industry mentors and much more.



Osborne Macharia and Kevo Abbra

Mark Stephenson of Sandstorm Kenya

Design & Architecture Students

Fady Rostom of Ark Africa

Nairobi Design Institute


Hosted by:

University of Nairobi, Design Students Association and Design Kenya Society.

NDI x IDE student workshops

Nairobi Design Institute x  Royal College of Art x Imperial College London

Nairobi’s groundbreaking design school collaborated with the Innovation Design Engineering course, who brought all their 60+ students from the UK to run an in immersive design thinking project, focused around the themes of sexual reproductive health, waste management and transportation.

Tosh Juma, founder of Nairobi Design Institute, and their partners introduced the project, and the students and lecturers gave visitors an in depth demonstration of the projects, which had been carried out to such depth that we hope to see some of them being brought to life.


Hosted by:

Nairobi Design Institute, Royal College of Art and Imperial College London at iHub.

Orkidstudio workshops

Orkidstudio followed up the success of last year’s workshops with a second appearance at Nairobi Design Week, inviting architectural students to work on a live project and give insights to create solutions during an exercise. They also held a portfolio workshop at Careers in Design, discussing the best ways of presenting work in portfolios, answering questions about the industry.


We’d like to thank all of our partners for taking part in Nairobi Design Week 2019. There will be lots more happening throughout the year!

If you’d like us to share an event, opportunity or interesting story with our community of creatives and designers, please contact us.

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