In this interview, the CEO of DesignPub, Precious Eboh, speaks about the future of DesignPub
DesignPub is an inclusive open-source online course provider for designers and writers of all ages and disciplines including animators, architects, product designers, UX/UI designers, screenwriters, and copywriters.
As an educational design platform designed to host students and instructors, DesignPub provides easy-to-access educational content materials for students from all levels of learning including those newbies without prior knowledge of the courses.
In this interview with the founder, Precious Eboh, she speaks to Nigeria Today correspondents about DesignPub and how it is revolutionizing creative design education in Nigeria.
Here is the excerpt below:
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Nigeria Today: May we meet you?
DesignPub: My name is Precious Eboh and I am the founder of DesignPub.
We are a Writing and design academy focused on raising a community of exceptional designers and writers in all spheres of Design and Writing.
NT: Okay. Tell us about DesignPub.
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DesignPub: DesignPub is a digital educational platform that works as a community for designers and writers where even novice designers and writers can come in with confidence and acquire life-changing skills that will help them get good jobs in today’s changing world.
If you notice, you will see that the world is changing. There is high demand for design and writing jobs. Companies all over the world are constantly in need of designers to bring their ideas to life and writers to communicate their ideas to their right customers.
But, unfortunately, few are equipped to fit into these roles. That is why I decided to start DesignPub to provide a platform for young people to acquire these skill sets and be able to fit into the modern world.
Our Design programs include:
- Architectural design
- Interior design
- Graphic design
- Product design
- Structural design
- Fashion illustration
These programs are 1-year Diploma Program that runs for 9 months of Intensive training and 3 months of Internship.
The Internship is to provide the students with the opportunity to practice what they have learned and also to link them up with working and networking opportunities.
We also have writing courses in the Diploma Program.
Our Writing programs include:
- Content Writing
- Technical writing
- White paper
- Article Writing
- SEO Writing
- Creative writing
However, our writing course runs for a duration of 6 months. The six months are divided into 4 months of Intensive training and 2 months of Internship.
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NT: That is a fantastic package. But who is DesignPub for?
DesignPub: DesignPub is for individuals aged 14 and above.
The platform is open to anyone willing to learn new skills or upgrade their skill set in order to fit into the modern world. Whether you are an undergraduate, a fresh graduate, or you are already working, it is never too late to transition into a new career path or upgrade your skillset to advance in your current career, DesignPub will make that easy for you.
NT: Tell me about funding for DesignPub. Any investors yet?
DesignPub: Actually, we are still in the talking stage with some prospective investors and we hope it is going to be fruitful. However, we are trying to establish partnerships and collaborations with different local and international organizations so as to access training, resources, and internship opportunities for our students. That is our priority for now.
NT: Where do you see DesgnPub in the next 5 years?
DesignPub: That’s a tough one. Well, I want DesignPub to become the biggest Writing and design academy in Africa empowering African youths with the tools and skills to break the cycle of poverty and become decision-makers in their environment. We are on a mission to empower and impact lives with no limitation on the academic background so they can afford a living for themselves. So, in the next five years, DesignPub will have trained ten million graduates in design and writing and supported them to become gainfully employed.
NT: When is admission starting and how can one enroll in this program?
DesignPub: Our admission Portal for 2023 is already open, prospective students should visit our official website here to register.
You can also follow us online via our social media handles; LinkedIn @Designpub.com, on Twitter @designpubb, and then on Instagram @designnpubb.