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Joining the IDI means joining the oldest and largest creative forum in Ireland. The IDI is committed to advancing the value and impact of design - inspiring, supporting and learning from one another along the way.

Affiliation with the IDI should be for life, and Membership should suit you no matter what your station. We accept applicants from all backgrounds and from all stages of their careers. We welcome back former IDI members when their membership has lapsed for one year or more!

Almost all IDI 2017 MEMBERSHIP is DUE for RENEWAL NOW!- Please renew now in January.

All IDI Membership runs from 1st January - 31st December. Applications are invited all year round. Existing members can renew your membership here.

N.B. For all STAFF of Companies who already have paid Company Membership or STUDENTS and LECTURERS  associated with Colleges who have paid Institutional Membership and who wish to avail of FREE membership.You MUST apply as an INDIVIDUAL Member (e.g. Undergraduate, Graduate, Full Member) using the appropriate Membership code from your employer or college.

We welcome questions or feedback regarding the IDI Membership application process. Please get in touch at

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Individual Membership

Please choose from the following individual membership types:

Full members must have qualified from a Level 7, 8, 9 or 10 design or design-related course, or have previously been a member of the IDI.
Graduate Members have graduated a Level 7 design course in the last three years.
Undergraduate Members are those currently enrolled in a Level 7, 8, 9 or 10 design or design-related programme.
For Irish design creatives based abroad with more than 3 years’ experience.
Non-Practicing Members are not currently working in design, but continue an association with the IDI.

Company Membership

Company membership is for design practices or design-related businesses who employee at least two designers. This Membership permits all qualified designers in your organisation Full Membership in their own right.

For companies and practices with up to 4 qualified designers.
For companies and practices with between 5 and 8 qualified designers.
For companies and practices with between 9 and 12 qualified designers.
For companies and practices with between 13 and 30 qualified designers.

College/University Membership

Third level colleges offering accredited design programmes may apply for membership for entire course programmes or educational departments. Staff and students may then avail of complimentary IDI Individual, Graduate or Undergraduate Membership.

For college and university programmes; no limit on number of qualified, graduate or undergraduate designers.