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The IDI is committed to advancing the value and impact of Design, standing for the Irish Design community – We aim to make Design Matter.

We welcome any qualified Designer from all Design disciplines, Design Student ( Level 7 and above) , Design Graduate, Design academic and practicing Designer in all stages of their careers. We use subscriptions to fund the vital activities of the IDI, promoting the value of Irish Design

Pay by monthly direct debit to help get maximum value for your membership of IDI and spreads the cost of your annual membership.

What happens if my Employer or my College has already paid? - See the FAQ

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Or simply see our Membership FAQ for much more detail on the categories etc..

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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.