PADI/ Design Nigeria Education Symposium

November 23rd - 24th, 2021.

Virtual Event | 11:00 am (GMT+1) daily

Join us for the first ever Pan Afrikan Design Institute/ Design Nigeria Education Symposium

The PADI/ Design Nigeria Education Symposium is a timely response to the desperate call for a more organised and professional design practice in Nigeria. For Design to become and remain a highly respected discipline in Nigeria, designers across all design disciplines must come together, work together, and speak with a unified voice.  Design education is critical. In the first ever Design Nigeria Education Symposium, we bring together design practitioners, design educators, design thinkers, design enthusiasts, and students of design, both in Nigeria and the diaspora to explore the landscape of design education in Nigeria and its impact on professional design practice. Our focus for this first edition is Graphics Communication design.

Days to the Event


Speakers/ Panelist

John Ogene

Professor of Art History & Graphics Deputy Vice Counsellor Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.

Femi Kayode

Professor of Graphics & Communications Design  | Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Samaila Dakyes

Professor of Forensic Graphics | Graphic & Multimedia Section, Department of Industrial Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Udenta Omo

Designer, Educator | Graphics Department, Yaba College od Technology, Lagos Nigeria.

Segun Olude

Designer, Educator, Story Crafter | Photography Enthusiast, Canada

Kachie Ibejih

Designer | Product designer Freelance, Lagos Nigeria

Uche Ugo

Brand Designer| Masterclass Director | Creative Professional and Global Personal Brand Consultant, UU Consulting, Lagos, Nigeria.

Siyanbola Afeez

Brand Consultant & Educator | Fine and Applied Art Department, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ogun State, Nigeria.

Denis Inengite

Designer & Design Researcher | Graphics Design Professional, Afrosynthesia, Lagos,  Nigeria.

Joseph Azi

Design Educator | Graphic & Multimedia Section, Department of Industrial Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Peter Ighodaro

Art Director | Chief Lecturer | Advertising Design and Computer Graphics, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria.

Femi Adelabu

Senior Lecturer | Dept. of Industrial Design, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Mary Afolabi

Brand Designer, Artist, & Colour Consultant | Partner Design, Fourth Canvas, Lagos, Nigeria. 

Etido Inyang

Designer & Educator | Graphic Design & Visual Communication, Department of Fine Arts and Design, University of Port Harcourt.

Azuka Muoh

Designer, Contemporary Artist, & Filmmaker | Arresting Yellow, Lagos, Nigeria.

Ifeoluwa Sopeju

Designer | Founder, Onedabrand Design Agency, Lagos, Nigeria. 

Sandra Omonigho

Brand Designer | Visual Communication Expert , Freelance, Lagos Nigeria.

Event Highlights


The keynote session features leading voices in the design education space in Nigeria, sharing their perspective on the various challenges, preparatory to the discussion session


The major highlight of the event, the panel session will features select speakers and presenters from both institutions and industry who will try to find answers to questions


Explore design projects with cultural symbolism by students and practitioners compiled into a short presentation and shared in-between sessions


We will create opportunity for networking activities for design related organisations, educational institutions, design practitioners, as well as students.