Continual Professional Development for Designers

Design Skillnet is a learning network for companies of all sizes in the design sector.

The objective of Design Skillnet is to support the growth of Ireland's design sector by developing the skills of design professionals and design practices all over Ireland.

Developed in close collaboration with the members of the Institute of Designers in Ireland, the Design Skillnet training programmes focus on helping designers and design SMEs grow their business, up-skill their teams, and attract and service clients in a rapidly changing commercial landscape.


Upcoming Training & Events

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Bespoke In-Company and Coaching Training

IDI, in association with Design Skillnet, can also offer bespoke in-house and coaching training for your design business, at substantially reduced costs. Contact Niamh O'Shaugnessy at for further information. 


Design Skillnet Membership reduced rate 

IDI members are automatically members of the Design Skillnet, giving you access to member rates for their courses and workshops.


Graduate Training

Are you just out of college and new to the workforce? Design Skillnet also offer support for recent graduate and members of The New Now free Onboarding Programme and training on how to effectively and professionally integrate yourself into the work environment. 


Please contact for further information on any of our programmes.