Welcome to Dublin Design Institute
Accessible, flexible pathways to quality accredited design courses.
We are Ireland’s only independent Design Institute which has offered design programmes for the past 30 years. We have learned a lot in that time and understand that design is always changing, evolving, and never standing still. That’s why we have redefined our brand identity and are thrilled to present a refreshed identity as Dublin Design Institute (DDI) – We are an Institute that puts design into the centre of everything we do. Along with this clear vision for the future we have developed a new visual language and identity that we feel truly represents our values and mission as a progressive design institute fostering talent and supporting you to reach your personal and professional career goals. Our new city centre campus, allows us to grow and help you reach your future potential.
Meet our Alumni
Our alumni have all taken their first steps into design with one of our flexible programmes. Some start their journey with a short course, then progress to year-long courses, some of which can lead to professionally accredited degrees. Some want to upskill to a professional qualification while others made the decision to switch careers and develop their creative talents. Many are now working in the design industry and creative sectors both here in Ireland and abroad. A lot of our alumni are also working in a freelance capacity, running their own agencies and businesses after gaining applied design knowledge through our quality accredited courses.
Tatiana Macari, Certificate to BA Degree in Graphic Design. Product Designer at Cartrawler
Aideen O’Neill 10 Week to BA Degree in Graphic Design.
Senior Graphic Designer at Knight Frank Ireland
Zara Brennan, Higher National Certificate in Fashion Buying. Fashion Buyer at Bestseller
Marie Varley, Higher National Certificate in Interior Design.
Design & Interiors Director, PressUp Entertainment