It’s beginning to look like I’ve been making my way through a directory of acronymised organisations in Ireland, what with IEG Design and the IIEA joining last week. And now this week a warm welcome to the Institute of Designers in Ireland who joined the IIA today. The IDI has a mission to promote design excellence and to represent designers from all disciplines in Ireland. Both myself and my counterpart in the IDI, Rachel Murtagh, are hoping for some cross-pollination of members so if you would class yourself as a designer do contact her about joining the IDI. However if like me you don’t cut the mustard, design-wise, but you are a bit of a design wannabee (yes that would be me too) and you use Facebook, you can join the IDI’s group there. The IIA are making a special offer on 2008 membership to IDI members to celebrate the IDI’s new membership so if you are a member of the IDI and not of the IIA, please email me at members at iia dot ie and avail of this special offer.