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 / FIDI / GIDI / UIDI)
The right to display and present a certificate of IDI Membership
Listing in the online IDI Directory
The right of use of the IDI Member logo
The opportunity to apply to the Register of Professional Designers in Ireland
Future progression to Chartered Designer
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
Skillsnet member discounts on all courses now available to IDI Members
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

Here is a list of few core things the IDI does:

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 Irish Design and Graduate Design Awards.
Manage the Registered Designer in Ireland process and lobby for Chartered designer
Support Continued professional development through training
Provide access to key design research publications in collaboration with the UK Design Council
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. 
Link industry to education, graduates and future research. 
Collaborate with members on EU research in the Design sphere. 
Post jobs in Design
Help, promote and run design talks and conferences. 
Represent you, as a designer, protecting your career and your future income.

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