News and events

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

An Audience with Andy Hoyne, Property & Place Branding Expert

Wednesday, May 9, 7-9pm – Iveagh Garden Hotel

An Audience with Andy Hoyne, Property & Place Branding Expert

IDI Member only event: International leader in brand creation, Andy Hoyne, will discuss: The Holy Grail of Creative, Culture and Profit; Thought leadership as a catalyst to achieve differantiation. more

Iterations – Issue 06 Now on Sale

The themes of featured papers include an examination of sustainability, ethics in design, the role of design and technology in the democratisation of local government. It also features interviews with legendary designers Ken Garland on his 60 year career in design and an interview with David Smith on the evolution of graphic design in the digital age. more

Designs on Growth

Starting 17th & 18th April

Designs on Growth

Are you an ambitious & successful agency owner who wants to take your business to the next level? 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

IDI Newsletter - December 2017

We had a busy 2017, new President, new initiatives with a successful Mind over Matter in November and Why Design, our established Bread and Butter social vent series was again a big success as was our extensive CPD and training initiatives from Design Enterprise including a large design Conference- The IDI Awards in September and Graduate Awards in November - both attracted biggest ever numbers of entries.. more below 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

Training needs survey

The following short survey from the Design Enterprise Skillnet seeks to establish the current enterprise training needs of IDI members. more

Autumn 2017 CPD Training Programme

Autumn 2017 CPD Training Programme

Booking now open for the IDI Design Enterprise Skillnet Autumn CPD Training Programme including Successful Tendering Workshop; UX Foundation Workshop; Presentation Skills; Running Successful and Profitable Design Projects and more...