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mindset

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practice from
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We deliver training programmes and workshops tailored to the unique needs of professionals in the design industry.

8th Mar 2024 - 10th Nov 2024
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New collaboration with Creative Futures Academy (CFA) at NCAD offering subsidies to learners on brand new NCAD courses

New collaboration with Creative Futures Academy (CFA) at NCAD offering subsidies to learners on brand new NCAD courses

Professional Diploma in Content Design
Next intake: March 7th 2024
Professional Certificate in Content Design 2024

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Professional Diploma In UX Design
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Professional Certificate in UI
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Design Management Professional Diploma
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Design Management Professional Diploma 2024

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A tool for designers & employers to plan career development, together.

A tool for designers & employers to plan career development, together.

For those leading design studios or design teams, learn how to:

  • lead business-focused conversations
  • manage creative environments
  • build a sustainable culture
  • take charge of your career

Learn from global
subject matter experts

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Professional Diploma in UX Design 2024
Next Intake: March 5th 2024

A unique 6-month university-accredited programme in UX for Designers and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars to further develop business skills and build successful careers.

Professional Certificate in UIRead more
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Professional Certificate in UI 2024
Next intake: Match 6th 2024

Are your digital design skills holding you back? Master the key concepts and techniques of user interface design with this 3-month university-accredited programme in UI for Designers and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars.

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Professional Certificate in Content Design 2024
Next intake: March 7th 2024

Are your content design skills holding you back? Master the key concepts and techniques of content design with this 10-week university-accredited programme in Content Design for Designers, UX/UI Professional and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars.

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Professional Certificate in User Research 2024
Next Intake: 7th March 2024

A unique 4-month university-accredited programme in User Research for Designers and Creatives, combining online learning and live webinars to further develop business skills and build successful careers.

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Designers FORUMS
Next series: February - March

IDI’s Monthly Forums are all about giving you the opportunity to set your agenda to discuss the topics of most relevance to you with the people who understand most.⁠ ⁠The IDI’s Forums series give you a safe space to discuss the topics that are most pressing in your field of work, with others in the same position.⁠

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What Clients Think 2024
Friday 22nd March 2024

Design strategist Jonathan Kirk will explore what designers and creatives can do better to master the client/agency relationship including sharpening new business activity and pitching, improving collaboration and a sense of partnership, and growing their clients’ business, based on the 2024 ‘What Clients Think’ report, as well as trends over the last 10 years and how client issues have shifted.

We’ve delivered training to over
2,000 design professionals across Ireland

The Design Leaders Conference was an opportunity to benchmark my thinking on design as a profession

Stephen McGilloway, Bigsmall Design

An unmissable opportunity to build your network, get exposed to new ideas and learn up to date industry trends and best practice.

Design Leaders Conference 2018

‘It was great to bring away knowledge I could apply instantly in our studio’

Charlotte Barker, Dynamo

"The programme helps you take the first hand, in-depth knowledge of your own business, structure it, assess it, set realistic goals, and create a road map for growth”

Oran Day, Atelier David Smith

“There was great solidarity seeing other studios on the course also facing similar issues. It has had a positive impact on how we’re now developing our studio.”

John Gavin, Creative Director, True Output