Why join?

The Institute of Designers in Ireland is the only professional body that represents and supports the needs of all kinds of qualified designers in Ireland. Since 1972, we have promoted design with a view to supporting and developing the industry to create jobs and maintain quality standards.

Professional designers who are members of the IDI enjoy the benefit of its reputation. Membership communicates to clients and employers, your status as an established creative practitioner.

Benefits of IDI membership include:

  • Exclusive right to the title 'Member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland' (MIDI / GIDI / UIDI)
  • The right of use of the IDI Member - Proud Member Badge
  • Being part of an active designer-focused community committed to advancing the value and impact of design
  • Substantial training discounts on all designer-focused CPD courses via IDI Design Enterprise
  • The opportunity to apply to the Register of Professional Designers in Ireland
  • Access to senior designers and practice leaders within the IDI Membership
  • Access to IDI run mentoring and professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to enter the annual IDI Design or Graduate Design Awards
  • Invitations to attend IDI seminars, exhibitions, lectures and discussions
  • The right to display and present a certificate of IDI Membership
  • Listing in the online IDI Directory
  • Access to IDI resources, training materials and guidance
  • Access to IDI recommended professional services
  • Access to job listings and internship opportunities
  • The IDI Code of Professional Conduct
  • Access to Research publications

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Here is a list of few core things that IDI does:
  • Set up IDI Design Enterprise - Relevant, high quality, affordable training for Members at a discounted price.
  • Represent you, as a designer, protecting your career and your future income.
  • Represent the design community at a government level
  • Lobby for legislative action supporting job creation, training and education for design
  • Promote excellence in design through the annual Irish Design and Graduate Design Awards.
  • Support the publication of Iterations, Ireland’s only Design Research Journal and Practice review 
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to run National events like Irish Design 2015. 
  • Provide access to key design research publications in collaboration with the UK Design Council
  • Link industry to education, graduates and future research. 
  • Collaborate with members on EU research in the Design sphere. 
  • Manage the Registered Designer in Ireland process and lobby for Chartered designer
  • Help promote and run design talks and conferences. 
  • Organise events like Design Social and Bread and Butter
  • Post jobs in Design
  • Partner with other key stakeholders e.g. CEUD in promoting Design For All.

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