ICAD is not an idea. It is not a place. It is not a ceremony. It is not a series of events. ICAD is its people. It is what they make it. When you join ICAD, you’re joining Ireland’s creative community. You’ll have the chance to raise your profile, network with others, be inspired to develop your skills and of course, enter and attend the ICAD Awards. Whether you’re studying or working in advertising or design, overseas or unwaged we have a membership category that means you can get the most from being a part of ICAD.

Meet Our Members

Benefits of Membership


  • Eligibility to enter ICAD Awards
  • Exclusive entry to commendations launch event
  • Reduced price awards night tickets
  • Member profile linked to winning and commended work on ICAD Awards Gallery

Professional Profile and Development

  • Personal member profile on the ICAD Member Directory (linked to Awards Gallery)
  • Reduced price entry / priority booking to speaker events
  • Free or reduced price copies of ICAD publications
  • Access to and a 50% discount to ICADemy CPD workshops
  • Access to subsidised training courses with Design Enterprise Skillnet (co-hosted by ICAD, IDI and RIAI)
  • A free company profile on the ICAD Company Directory


  • First access to fresh talent for host agencies / studios and mentors
  • Unparalleled training opportunity for juniors / graduates
  • Priority invites to annual ICAD Upstarts Exhibition


  • Exclusive, priority or reduced price entry to all ICAD events


  • Voting Rights

How to Become a Member