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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 –We aim to make Design Matter.

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. Please ensure you are paid up, as annual subscription payments are vital to fund our activities and promotion of Irish Design.

Note: All IDI SUBSCRIPTIONS runs each year from 1st January - 31st December.
  • PAYMENT DOES NOT RUN ON FROM YEAR TO YEAR ( Unless you pay Standing Order or Direct Debit on a regular manner)
  • MEMBERSHIP IS NOT ASSUMED FOR ANYONE - STUDENTS/ LECTURERS/ EMPLOYED DESIGNERS
  • YOU MUST APPLY IF YOU WISH TO JOIN IDI
  • YOU MUST RENEW IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE MEMBERSHIP
  • YOU MUST PAY FOR IDI MEMBERSHIP - UNLESS YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FREE IDI MEMBERSHIP
  • YOU CAN ALSO OPT TO SPREAD YOUR FEE OVER 12 MONTHS- THIS IS A GOOD IDEA!
  • PLEASE DO NOT MAKE AN APPLICATION UNLESS (a) You pay OR (b) have a Membership Code 

FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE ENTITLED TO APPLY FREE IDI MEMBERSHIP

This applies some STUDENTS and LECTURERS associated with some Colleges who have already paid Institutional Membership and STAFF of Companies who have already paid Company Membership in 2017.

  • You must always apply as an INDIVIDUAL Member (e.g. Undergraduate, Graduate, Full Member)
  • You must use the appropriate and current Membership code from your employer or college. 
  • You can ignore any any payment request - once you complete the form with the proper Membership code
  • Incomplete applications will only result in IDI contacting you.
  • Please don't apply unless you (a) You pay OR (b) have a proper Membership Code on the application
  • Please do NOT apply as company or a college, if you are an INDIVIDUAL designer/ student etc.!

This is quite a simple process, but we always welcome questions or feedback regarding the IDI Membership application process. Please get in touch at info@idi-design.ie

N.B. If you apply for IDI MEMBERSHIP- pay the fee, meet all the requirements - we will process this asap and include you on our online directory directly. That’s it, done!!

This also and especially applies to those who are entitled to have FREE Membership, there are no other hurdles once you complete the application form with the proper code, IDI Membership is almost guaranteed in this case of entitlement to FREE IDI Membership.

You just apply, you use the payment code…That’s it, done!!

The COST, CATEGORIES and FAQ of Membership, Subscriptions and how you could get Free Membership!

The right to use MIDI, the IDI Proud Membership badges and to display a certificate of IDI Membership is wholly exclusive to paid up and current members.

  • If you are NOT a current member i.e. you have not paid or renewed your membership in the current year- please do NOT use or display them OR please renew your membership immediately.
  • If you wish to apply for a Proud Member badge to display on your website etc. or you wish to have a printed paper certificate of IDI Membership - please get in touch with the IDI's Office - we will arrange to post one out to you.

Please just contact us at info@idi-design.ie.

Membership Form

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Individual Membership

Please choose from the following individual membership types:

€150
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.
€50
Graduate Members have graduated a Level 7 design course in the last three years.
€20
Undergraduate Members are those currently enrolled in a Level 7, 8, 9 or 10 design or design-related programme.
€50
For Irish design creatives based abroad with more than 3 years’ experience.
€50
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.

€500
For companies and practices with up to 4 qualified designers.
€975
For companies and practices with between 5 and 8 qualified designers.
€1200
For companies and practices with between 9 and 12 qualified designers.
€1500
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.

€1000
For college and university programmes; no limit on number of qualified, graduate or undergraduate designers.