The IDI Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

The IDI Awards gala event will take place on Thursday 24th January 2019 at EPIC CHQ Dublin 1.

N.B. Tickets for the IDI Awards Gala are completely SOLD OUT

IDI Awards 2018 Shortlist:


Digital Design: ITMA – A Grand Time [(Red Dog)]; 2018 Fjord Trends Digital Campaign [John Moriarty (Fjord)]
Digital Experience: Keogh's Farm [Rhys Jenkins (Open)]; Carron + Walsh [Lucas Bosche (Artizan)]; mac-group [Rhys Jenkins (Open)] La Cote Website [ James Rath, (Pixelpod)], DL Planning [Lucas Bosche (Artizan)]
Digital Services: ID2020 [Rachel Earley (Fjord)]


Accessories: Architectural: Links Collection [Emer Roberts]; Wearable Biology [Emer Roberts]; The Hay Meadow [Gillian Corcoran]
Clothing: AW18 – Guaranteed to Bleed [Natalie Coleman]


Design Education & Research: Designing Learning [Emma Creighton, (NCAD], A Modular Approach to Type Design [Leon Butler (DIT)]; DRS2018 [Muireann McMahon (University of Limerick)]
Universal Design: Juku Packaging (Dolmen)]; Getting the Messages – Dementia Inclusive Shopping [Úna Healy]; Our Lady’s Hospice, Palliative Care Facility, Harold’s Cross, Dublin [Samantha Mayes (Reddy Architecture)]
Collaborative Design: Reflections On [John Paul Dowling (NCAD) & Hugh Campbell (UCD)]; Shuttles & Shafts [Paul Kelly (Form Native)]; A Thousand Kisses [Alan Dunne]
Sustainable Design: Sun Room [(Superposition) Elspeth Lee and Donn Holohan]; MagPin [Paul Roper]; Delta Den [Sorcha Maguire
Eoghan McKendry and Caisin Nic An Bheatha]


Consumer Products: BellaMoon – Nurture & Rest [Stephen McGilloway (Bigsmall)]; BrainWaveBank Project Turin [Stephen McGilloway (Bigsmall)]; SeeSense ACE [Stephen McGilloway (Bigsmall)] Logitech MX [Design Partners], Little Architect [Damien Murtagh]
Craft Design: Handmade Product: Gin & Tonic Tables [Max Federov (Third Mind Design)]
Industrial Products: EVSE Systems EV Charger [Dominic Southgate (Boxclever)]; Moocall Heat [ Lynsey Bryce (Lead Designer, Dolmen)]; Cylon CBX [Dominic Southgate (Boxclever)]
Furniture Design: ICON 40 [Gavin Duignan (ICS Furniture)]; Art Cart [Philip Murray]; A Family of Bedroom Furniture [David Leech]


Domestic Interiors: A Conservatory Room [David Leech]; Ivanhoe House [Maria MacVeigh]; Goatstown Residence [Denise O'Connor (Optimise Design)] Reenmore [Cornelia Hope, Legge Architects], Bolton Coach House [(Kingston Lafferty Design)]
Visual Merchandising: Pettitt's Store Design [Richard Barnwall (Exhibit)]; The House of Peroni [Sean Lennon (Think Design)]; Jameson Caskmates Stage Cellar Installation [Max Federov (Third Mind Design)]
Architectural Design: Steep Wedge House [Gareth Sullivan (Simply Architecture)]; Landscape Ivanhoe House [Maria MacVeigh]; Goatstown Residence [Denise O'Connor (Optimise Design)]
Commercial Interiors: Zendesk EMEA HQ [Paul Finnegan (Mola)]; Avolon Global HQ [Paul Finnegan (Mola)]; JJ Ruddle's @ Shannon Airport [Tess Stanford Design], Edo [Oscar+Oscar, Orla Maguire], Titanic Hotel [Maria Rice] Stella Theatre [Anne-Marie O'Neill]
Exhibition Design: Showcase 2018 [Stephen McNamara (Roji)]; RIAI Conference [Amanda Bone, (Amanda Bone Architects)]; Freespace – 16th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia) – Supergraphics and Exhibition Design [David Smith (Atelier)]; Cool Planet Experience [Peter Whittaker,(DMW Creative)]
Built Structures: Avolon Auditorium [Paul Finnegan (Mola)]; Sun Room [Elspeth Lee (Superposition)]; Delta Den [Sorcha Maguire, Eoghan McKendry and Caisin Nic An Bheatha.]


TV/Visual Effects/Animations: The Tonight Show [David Phelan (Modevision)]; Let’s Find Out [David Phelan (Modevision)]
CG Animation/Animated Short Film: Wishing Well Music Video [Aileen Crossley]
Commercial Visual Effects/Animations: HARU Investor Pitch Animation [Mark Case (Whitenoise)]


Design for Print: World Cup DM [Cormac McCann (Epsilon)]; L/B/W: Boom! Album Cover [David Wall (WorkGroup)]; Paper Visual Art Journal [David Smith (Atelier)]; Concern Worldwide Annual Report [Red Dog]
Data Visualisation: Waterford Distillery: Whiskey Flavour Visualisation [John Gavin (TrueOutput)]; Translink Metro Wayfinding Belfast [ Mark Case (Whitenoise)]
Packaging: Other: The Nature of Things [Clara Fitzgerald (So&So)]; Nunaia Beauty [Bridget Kerrigan (Bammedia)]
Illustration: Commercial: Java Republic [Steve Doogan]; Sive at the Gaiety Theatre [Steve Doogan]; King Koil Illustrations [Nik Dillon (Alkamee)]
Photography in Design: Town [Jamie Murphy (The Salvage Press)]
Video in Design: Stories by Eliza Grace launch film [Mark Case (Whitenoise)]; Simon Advocacy Campaign [(Red Dog)]
Brand Identity: Savvi Credit Union Brand Identity [Nik Dillon (Alkamee)]; King Koil [Nik Dillon (Alkamee)]; Swim Ireland Rebrand [Stephen Kiernan]
Printed Book Design: An Answer is Expected [Peter Maybury], Freespace – The Official Catalogue (La Biennale di Venezia) [David Smith (Atelier)]; Whitenoise Book 8: Are You Adult? [Mark Case (Whitenoise)]
Packaging: Food & Drink: Wallaroo [Steve Simpson]; Keogh's Popcorn [Sarah Maguire (True Story)]; Kingstown Dry Gin [Rory Dowling (Clickworks)] Mia Chocolate: Food with Thought, [Jamie Helly]
Illustration: Publishing: Alkamee Illustration [Nik Dillon (Alkamee)]; Day & Night: Rainforest Book [Paula McGloin]; Steeplechase [Alan Dunne]
Illustration: Personal: My Chronic Pain Diary [Ciara Chapman]; Monty Python Anniversary Show – Quest for the Holy Grail [Meagan Hyland]
Use of Typography in Design: Town [Jamie Murphy (The Salvage Press)]; Freespace – 16th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia) [David Smith (Atelier)]; Irish Writers Centre Postcards [Dara Ní Bheacáin]


Awards Gala – Thursday 24th 2019

We are delighted to announce a New venue at CHQ Building overlooking the River Liffey on Custom House Quay, where merchants once unloaded their cargo, the space is immersed in the bustle of daily activity, but offers calm and elegant spaces inside a carefully restored building. We will feature a Cross- collaborative Irish design exhibition of the IDI Irish Design Awards finalists 2018 at EPIC located in the vaults of the conservation-listed CHQ Building, one of Dublin’s most significant Georgian Industrial spaces. Tickets now on sale!

We'll have complimentary bubbles on arrival for you and your clients. And we'll provice Free flowing drinks all night. You won’t need to put your hand in your pocket! Beatutiful food by Bakehouse and the ATRIUM KITCHEN who offer a delicious range of traditional, simple, and Irish-based foods. Our MC is Paddy Cullivan, escaped designer, and all-round showman. There is considerable on-street ‘pay and display’ parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads as well as public car parks.


What to expect? See the 2017 event in Meeting House Square

If you are finalist - we urge you do not MISS OUT - As always this will be wonderful fun and a great celebration of design.

Tickets are available now for this gala prize-giving event at CHQ on 24th January EVENTBRITE

This will be an epic evening indeed, celebrating the very best in Irish design at CHQ and EPIC, home to the astonishing interactive digital museum experience. 

It will be a wonderful opportunity to witness the year's outstanding achievements and talents of our Irish designers, to have fun and to spoil yourself! So join us for a celebratory night of great food, drink, design and awards.

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!