Working Groups

The activities of the IDI are run by a number of working groups, and we are very grateful for their voluntary support.
We very much welcome your involvement; please email charlotte.barker@idi-design.ie if you would like to get involved.

IDI Awards

IDI Awards

The team behind the Irish Design Awards, coordinating the branding, graphics, criteria, entries, judging,communications event management and awards night production.

IDI Awards Chair 2020:
Mary Doherty, Red Dog  

Supported by:
Lesley Tully, Roisin Lafferty, Kim Mackenzie-Doyle, John Connolly, Elena Stevant, Sandra Williams, James Stafford

Graduate Design Awards

Graduate Design Awards

To organise the Irish Graduate Design Awards, coordinating the branding, graphics, criteria, entries, judging,communications event management and awards night production.

Led by:
Ben Readman, TU Dublin

Supported by:
Dominic Southgate, Danielle Townsend, Mary Doherty

Why Design

Why Design

WhyDesign is working to address the gender imbalance in the design industry across Ireland, by showcasing influential female Irish designers and hosting the important events and conversations that need to be had.

Led by:
Kim Mackenzie Doyle, The Big Idea

The New Now

The New Now

An online showcase and mentorship programme for graduates, borne out of a response to Covid-19, to ensure graduates are given the best chance to find employment.

Led by:
Danielle Townsend, Dublin Institute of Design
         

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Supporting mental health initiatives through design and advocating for positive mental wellbeing.

Led by:
Kim Mackenzie Doyle, The Big Idea

IDI FEED

IDI FEED

Organising Feed, a regular inspirational event featuring speakers from home and abroad. Sould food for creatives.

Led by:
Paul Finnegan, Mola Architects and Graham Vard, Billion Studio