This website uses cookies. Find out more.

Rotate your phone

Once that’s done you’ll be able to experience the Design Skillnet website perfectly.

This website uses cookies. Find out more.

Navigate the changing landscape of design

Lead with a
future-focused
mindset

Learn best
practice from
industry leaders

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

September 2020
COVID-19 Update - Safe return to work

We are fully supportive of the Government’s efforts

We are fully supportive of the Government’s efforts

September 2020
Back to Business Safely

Skillnet Ireland ReBound initiative upskills business owners to take action, now.

Skillnet Ireland ReBound initiative upskills business owners to take action, now.

Thursday 22nd October 2020
Design Leaders Conference

A day of exploring design; process, practice and culture.  

A day of exploring design; process, practice and culture.  

Register your interest for 2021
Design Management Professional Diploma

Take your business to the next level

Take your business to the next level

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

MN

Marty Neumeier

@martyneumeier

EC

Emily Cohen

@emilyruthcohen

CD

Chris Do

@thechrisdo

Upcoming Training & Events

Filter by

Read more
Sustainability Strategy Workshop
27th May 2021

In this workshop you will uncover the top-down considerations needed to define a Sustainable, Circular Design, or Zero Waste company plan.

Roisin Buckley Agency Owners ForumRead more
May - Agency Owners Forum
Friday, 28th May 2021

The Agency Owners Forum is a members event and opportunity for agency owners to virtually meet and discuss the issues that matter most.

Read more
No, Not Like That. An Introduction to Lettering for Graphic Designers
Friday, 18th June 2021

Get to grips with lettering at this two-part workshop, led by Max Phillips of Signal Foundry.

Read more
Programme
Professional Diploma in UX Design
Register for 2021

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

Read more
Programme
Design Management Professional Diploma
January 2022

Developed for busy working professional designers and design function managers (not all design managers are designers) to empower them to take their business and careers to the next level.

Read more
Programme
Designs on Growth
February 2022

An innovative learning and development response providing owner/managers with best practice business management skills to support sustainability and increase revenue in their business.

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