Mind Over Matter

As part of IDI’s annual theme for 2017 Balance by Design, the president of the IDI, Kim Mackenzie Doyle is spearheading a national day of creativity in aid of mental health taking place on Thursday the 2nd of November throughout Ireland.


Mind Over Matter is an event that aims to put a spotlight on mental health in the design community. It’s a great opportunity for businesses to meet some of Ireland’s best design talent. Participants can gain access to professionally qualified designers from a wide range of disciplines, with knowledge specific to the individual while knowing that their fee is going to a great cause.

How it works
With 10 locations across Ireland, Mind Over Matter will take place on 2nd November 2017. For a fee of €60, anyone from an established business to a start-up or entrepreneur can book a consultation hour with a designer. The fee goes straight to Aware, each participant will find innovative solutions and discover new opportunities, while raising money for a great cause in each region.

Designers on the day will vary from Product, Graphic, User Experience, Interior and Fashion to Architects. The designers can offer advice, feedback or direction to the public, budding entrepreneurs or even students. All proceeds will go to Aware, providing Mental Health supports throughout Ireland.

Galwegians can participate in a range of consultations with Galway based designers and strategists including Paul Cotter, Ainslie Peters, Ailish Greene, Steve Cullen, Aoife Barron, Barbara Monahan, Claire Murphy, Emma Hogan and Orla Kirwan.

This event will take place on Thursday November 2nd in the Galway Technology Centre, running from 9am until 5pm followed by a drinks reception.

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