The Institute of Designers Ireland (IDI) announces the appointment of new IDI Board Director, Dr. Kevin Dowd, Director of Brand Design at TransferGo. more
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
CLODAGH airs on Thursday 5th May, at 10.15pm on RTÉ One and celebrates the trailblazing Irish designer, now hailed as one of the top 100 interior designers in the world.
A Curious Dog Films Production for RTÉ and BAI. more
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.
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
WhyDesign’s fifth International Women’s Day event was celebrated in style at the Sugar Club on Thursday 10th March. This year, Aoife Dooley steered the discussion on 'Breaking The Bias' within the world of design between internationally-acclaimed keynote speakers, Brenda Romero, Creative Director at Romero Games and Adam Murphy, Experience Director at Philips. more
Following a successful event in October 2021 the IDI interior design/architect members were invited back to participate at the Ask an Expert Hub during the Spring Ideal Home Show which takes place on the 1st to the 3rd April 2022 at the RDS, Simmonscourt. more
IDI is built on its core values of Connection, Curiosity and Charisma. If you share these values, have fire in your belly and are committed to the betterment of the Irish design sector, we want to hear from you. more
The IDI gender equality initiative, WhyDesign, is working to address the gender imbalance in the design industry across Ireland. Join us as we host an in person speaker event to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday, 10th March at the Sugar Club Dublin. more
One in five people who use the internet is a child, but the internet was never designed with them in mind. Designers have a critical role to play in designing experiences that place young people’s needs at the centre more
We were delighted to host this year's IDI Awards winners 2021 for an in-person prize giving event at Jameson distillery, Bow St. In order to comply with regulations this year’s prize giving was a small but wonderful celebration. Congratulations to all our winners! Thanks to The Mix for sponsorship and for giving us use of their Bow St venue. We hope to have a proper in-person event next year. more
As the year draws to a close we'd like to give you a recap of some of the things we have achieved in the last 12 months. We are grateful to all of our members for being a part of the IDI and helping us promote, advocate for, and advance, Irish Design. more