A National Showcase for graduating designers in

The New Now... This is a space for creative design graduates who, this year due to health restrictions, cannot have an End of Year showcase. Championed by the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), It is a National Showcase of the creative output from design courses across the island of Ireland. It is a pledge to stop unpaid internships, and is a mentorship programme for graduates.. more

IDI Awards 2020 is open and taking entries

IDI Awards 2020 is open and taking entries

IDI Awards 2020... bigger and better, with an ultimate goal to help members of the design community connect with potential clients through a range of great supports that will be provided by our many partners from SEO to mentoring, event tickets, PR and many other golden opportunities. An amazing list of benefits that will be going to our lucky winners. And a big thanks to our partners for providing them. more

Take this COVID 19 Impact Survey for Design Leaders.

Wednesday April 29, 2020

If you are a Owner/Design Director of a design studio/agency in Ireland we want to elevate your voice. Take our short survey to help us capture the impact of COVID19 on the Irish Design sector.


Why Design 2020

Why Design 2020

In 2020 we aim to create a more inclusive, balanced and successful creative sector with you. more

Join or Renew your IDI membership for 2020.

IDI Membership subscriptions fund the vital activities of the IDI, promoting the value of Irish Design. Reduced fee to Individual members who apply or renew in April 2020 more

National Design Centre - Request for Tenders - Announcement December 2019

As a commitment under Project Ireland 2040, a National Design Centre will be established as an incubation, training and demonstration capacity in the regions to support market-led innovation in Irish-based enterprises to grow international sales. This is a momentous milestone for design in Ireland. more

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter will be back in 2020 and if you’d like to get involved, please register your interest below. Thank you for your continued support of Mind Over Matter more

Paul Hogan FIDI RIP - The IDI wishes to express sincere sympathy to the family of Paul Hogan

Paul was a member of the IDI since its formation, continually bringing to the Institute his unique vision for the development, promotion, awareness and relentless improvement in standards of Irish design, design promotion and professional development. As an active member, Paul was a wise and generous counsel he was always prepared to share his experience and vision for Irish design with successive Presidents. His thorough re-draft of the IDI constitution in 2003 provided a sound foundation for the future development of the Institute. more

Winners of IDI Graduate Awards 2019 Annouced

Congratulations to Alex Defratyka, Interior Architecture Graduate from Cork Institute of Technology, the Grand Prix winner at the IDI Graduate Design Awards 2019 for her project Hanover Quay Community Centre. She was a multiple category winner. more