News and events

Design Leaders Conference 2018

November 8, 2018 – Light House Cinema, Dublin

Design Leaders Conference 2018

Join us on November 8 for a deep dive into the topics that pose the greatest challenges for leading a design team and running a successful creative studio. more

New Mentor Programme for Agency Owners & Senior Leaders

12 month programme commencing September 14th – Closing date for applications September 3rd

New Mentor Programme for Agency Owners & Senior Leaders

Launching Autumn 2018 Design Enterprise Skillnet Mentoring Programme partners industry leaders with senior design and creative agency owners & directors for a 12-month one-to-one mentoring relationship. more

New! Graduate Onboarding Programme

5 workshop programming starting Sep 6, 2018

New! Graduate Onboarding Programme

Starting this September a free 5 module Graduate Onboarding Programme to support employers, helping their new graduate hires to develop the skills and insights needed at the vital early stage of their careers.

This course is strictly limited to 10 participants, early booking advised. Closing Date for Applications – Friday 31st August 2018. more

IDI Graduate Awards 2018

IDI Graduate Awards 2018

Entries flooded in.. almost 500 across the categories...These GDA 2018, an annual competition open to IDI student members and it represents the best of student design work from our colleges. The reviewing starts now!! more

An Audience with Andy Hoyne, Property & Place Branding Expert

Wednesday, May 9, 7-9pm – Iveagh Garden Hotel

An Audience with Andy Hoyne, Property & Place Branding Expert

IDI Member only event: International leader in brand creation, Andy Hoyne, will discuss: The Holy Grail of Creative, Culture and Profit; Thought leadership as a catalyst to achieve differantiation. more

Iterations – Issue 06 Now on Sale

The themes of featured papers include an examination of sustainability, ethics in design, the role of design and technology in the democratisation of local government. It also features interviews with legendary designers Ken Garland on his 60 year career in design and an interview with David Smith on the evolution of graphic design in the digital age. more

Designs on Growth 2018

Starting 17th & 18th April

Designs on Growth 2018

Are you an ambitious & successful agency owner who wants to take your business to the next level? more

IDI Membership Fees 2018 …Frozen for January!!

IDI Membership Fees 2018 …Frozen for January!!

Avail of this offer..there is a membership price FREEZE for the month of January, from February 2018 we will be increasing the membership fees in the majority of categories so we can offer even more to our IDI members!
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Profit and Growth Programme with Peter Czapp

February – July 2018 – Dublin & London

Following on from the Design Leaders Conference in November, Design Enterprise Skillnet are delighted to announce a 6 month growth and profit programme aimed at ambitious design agency owners with Peter Czapp of the Wow Company. more

Design Leaders Breakfast Seminar: Mental Fitness

Thursday, January 25, 8:00am – Radisson Blu Hotel

Mental Fitness for Business: What it is, how to develop it, and how it can transform your business. Guest Speaker Neil O’Brien, Thurs Jan 25th, 2018, 8am –10am
 Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin 2 more

IDI Newsletter - December 2017

We had a busy 2017, new President, new initiatives with a successful Mind over Matter in November and Why Design, our established Bread and Butter social vent series was again a big success as was our extensive CPD and training initiatives from Design Enterprise including a large design Conference- The IDI Awards in September and Graduate Awards in November - both attracted biggest ever numbers of entries.. more below more

2017 A Year of Change

2017 has ushered in a gale-force shift in global thinking. This is unsettling, destabilising and on many seismic levels, disturbing - no matter what side of perceptible divide you find yourself. more

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

Ireland - The Design Island, National Design Strategy - A consultation paper towards a National Design Strategy- It urges a sustained investment in design and proposes a series of actions for the strategic development of design and design thinking. Quote-p.10 'Design is about more than mere styling. It can be used as a tool to address the world’s biggest societal, cultural and environmental challenges, solving problems and improving universal needs and services. more