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Your profile on the directory is one of the benefits of IDI Graduate Membership. The New Now is an initiative of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) and is proudly supported by Design Skillnet. It is a national platform for graduating designers in Ireland to support their journey through the early stages of their careers. Allowing employers to find the freshest of talent with a few simple clicks.

Recent graduates are the future of Irish design. Complete the application form on the IDI website and click on Graduate Member. You do not need to send us your CV. The annual fee is €30 and the benefits are amazing;

  • Share your details and your work on The New Now – a free platform for you to be promoted to IDI businesses in need of new talent.
  • Being part of an active designer-focused community, committed to advancing the value and impact of design.
  • Get our weekly newsletter – the one source for all things design in Ireland.
  • Access to IDI Members Forums and other members’ exclusive content in the Members’ Area
  • Get preferential rates for our awards and all design events.
  • IDI Membership badge to stand out to future employers and clients.

If you are already a member, a New Now profile has its own benefits

  • Specify your working style – full-time, part-time or freelance – and start exploring creative work opportunities with prospective employers and collaborators.   
  • Exclusive training: CV prep, interview tips, maximising your LinkedIn presence
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Opportunities to secure a job/internship/freelance work
  • Networking opportunities to forge connections with fellow graduates and potential employers

Registration links are sent when you sign up for Graduate Membership. If you are having trouble or have any questions, get in touch with us at