NEWS

FEED returns!

FEED returns!

We are delighted to announce the return of FEED, our bi-monthly in-person design talks to nourish creative thinkers' souls. more

The IDI Graduate Awards 2022 short list is now live.

The IDI Graduate Awards 2022 short list is now live.

The IDI Graduate Awards were created to recognise and reward outstanding and innovative design by new designers at the beginning of their creative careers. The 2022 ceremony is well on its way and the judges have spoken. The IDI Graduate Awards 2022 short list is now live. A huge congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist for the IDI Graduate Awards 2022! more

Meet our new administrator Lesley Kehoe

Meet our new administrator Lesley Kehoe

Lesley is the new Administrator for the IDI and Design Skillnet. She supports the delivery of strategic objectives and learning programmes through efficient financial and administrative support. more

Let’s celebrate JOY!

Let’s celebrate JOY!

Let's celebrate JOY! The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) is 50 this year and are delighted to launch JOY. We bring all our flagship events together; the IDI Irish Design Awards 2022, Design Leaders Conference, led by Design Skillnet and ReJOYce - an exhibition celebrating 50 years of Irish Design for a true celebration of what we all stand for; great work.

Stay Tuned! Follow the hashtag #idiJOY and visit JOY's website.
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Support DesignOpp - championing Diversity in Design

Support DesignOpp - championing Diversity in Design

DesignOpp is an IDI initiative championing diversity for People of Colour (POC) in the Irish creative industry. The programme needs financial support in order to continue its work and is looking for sponsorship from companies willing to supporting diversity in design. more

Calling Designers in the West of Ireland to take part in Atlantic TIDE

Calling Designers in the West of Ireland to take part in Atlantic TIDE

IDI is part of Atlantic TIDE (Transforming Ireland’s Design Economy), collaborative project, funded by Creative Ireland and in partnership with Sligo County Council, Western Development Commission, Innovate Limerick, Ludgate Hub, CREW Digital, An Chroí Digital Hub and FutureCast, aimed at boosting design enterprise and impact along the Atlantic Economic Corridor.

We are calling Designers in the West of Ireland to get involved in the next workshops. more

We are hiring an Administrator!

We are hiring an Administrator!

The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) and Design Skillnet have an exciting opening for an Administrator to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will ensure the smooth running of their administrative and book-keeping processes and support Design Skillnet in the delivery of learning programmes and activities to the Design and Creative sector. more

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN WANTED!

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN WANTED!

IDI is hiring a graphic design intern to support IDI with communications around the IDI Graduate Design Awards. This includes branding, social media posts, exhibition design and event staging. more

IDI Awarded Creative Communities Economic Action Fund

IDI Awarded Creative Communities Economic Action Fund

We are excited to announce that IDI will be working in a consortium project to network, engage and connect with businesses and support services throughout the regions of Ireland.

Thanks to the Creative Communities Economic Action Fund launched by Creative Ireland, this new initiative provides local authorities with resources to develop innovative projects which seek to leverage the potential of the creative industries in supporting local and regional economic development.
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Dubai Expo2020

Dubai Expo2020

IDI's CEO Charlotte Barker was invited as a guest speaker by Menasa, an Emirati Design Platform to take part in a discussion 'The Power of Storytelling in Design' at Dubai Expo2020. She tells us about her experience. more