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New! Graduate Onboarding Programme

Closing Date for Applications - Friday 24th August 2018

Following feedback from design business and creative agency owners and fully supported by Skillnet Ireland, we are delighted to announce a new 5 module Graduate Onboarding Programme to support employers. more

Attracting, managing and retaining the best talent in design and creative agencies

Tuesday, June 19, 7-9pm – The Dean Hotel

Attracting, managing and retaining the best talent in design and creative agencies

Designers and creatives today have increased bargaining power, the job market is highly transparent, and attracting top-skilled workers is a highly competitive activity. Engagement and culture weigh on the minds of business and design leaders everywhere – is your talent strategy fit for purpose? Join us for a lively panel discussion with employee, employer and expert perspectives. more

Profit and Growth Programme with Peter Czapp

February – July 2018 – Dublin & London

Following on from the Design Leaders Conference in November, Design Enterprise Skillnet are delighted to announce a 6 month growth and profit programme aimed at ambitious design agency owners with Peter Czapp of the Wow Company. more

Design Leaders Breakfast Seminar: Mental Fitness

Thursday, January 25, 8:00am – Radisson Blu Hotel

Mental Fitness for Business: What it is, how to develop it, and how it can transform your business. Guest Speaker Neil O’Brien, Thurs Jan 25th, 2018, 8am –10am
 Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin 2 more

Overcoming Creative Block

November 30, 2017 – Lexicon Library, Dun Laoghaire

The aim of this small group interactive workshop is to provide you with a variety of ways to overcome creative block. more

Design Leaders Conference Nov 9th

November 9, 2017 – Light House Cinema, Smithfield

Design Leaders Conference Nov 9th

A one day conference to recharge design and agency owners, design and creative directors, design and account managers, and anyone interested in leading a design team or running a successful creative studio. more

Morning Toast with IDI at theFuture

10am, November 3 & 4, 2017 – Village Stage, theFuture, RDS

Morning Toast with IDI at theFuture

Join us for at theFuture where we'll be holding a discussion on The Future of the Agency and featuring our Bread and Butter Talks. more

Winning & Running Successful Design Projects

Sat, October 14, 2017 – Cork

Winning & Running Successful Design Projects

Don't miss this practical, hands-on workshop exclusively focused on the challenges of aligning business and commercial objectives with successful design outcomes. Throughout the day you will have an opportunity to share experiences with other designers. Limited places available, book early to secure your place. more

Successful Tendering Workshop

Tuesday September 12, 2017 – Fumbally Exchange

Back by popular demand, this practical workshop session is aimed specifically at business owners that have never successfully completed a public tender before. more

A Playful City Mar 30th Call for Design Facilitators & Illustrators.-Register interest in advance

6.30pm – Dublin 2

A Playful City Mar 30th Call for Design Facilitators & Illustrators.-Register interest in advance

A Playful City is a unique series of events across Dublin in 2017 leading up to an international creative conference and hackathon for play in October, featuring Turner prize winners Assemble and the CEO of the European Travel Commission.

8-10 design thinkers / facilitators are required who will help facilitate a table group discussion during the event. The facilitators will be key to guiding the creativity of the round table groups and collating their ideas.

Up to 10 live illustrators are required, one per table, also we will require illustrators that can wander around the tables and help record / draw pictures of thoughts / ideas coming up at the discussion groups. more

Decoding Craftsmanship -  Workshop and talks on 24th and 25th March Joseph Walsh Studio, Co Cork

Friday March 24, 2017

Joseph Walsh Studio presents 'Decoding Craftsmanship: How emerging technologies can enable a new form of craftsmanship'.
This 2-day seminar & training workshop, focuses on the relationship between material and making, and the increasing use of digital tools, which provide digitally driven outcomes It explores how emerging software can be successfully merged with the heritage of making to create a new form of craftsmanship.
Workshop and talks on 24th and 25th March Joseph Walsh Studio, Co Cork- Places are Limited Booking is Essential - Discounts tickets for IDI Members more

Universal Design Grand Challenge 2016 Students Awards

Thursday May 26, 2016 – The Science Gallery

IDI members are invited by The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA) to attend the Universal Design Grand Challenge 2016 Students Awards where 9 finalists from colleges around Ireland will be judged on the presentation of their designs. more