The Voice of Professional Design

STATE BRANCHES

ACT   NSW   QLD   SA   VIC TAS   WA  
Laminex Blum


SPARK SPARK

The national newsletter of the DIA, currently produced quarterly and distributed FREE to all DIA members. View current issue



Australian Interior Design Awards
designEx
Find us on Facebook

Artichoke

Weave - Pendant Lamps
Ed Linacre

Alive with Wonder
Hayden Dewar

PEGS Junior School
DIA Practice Member: McBride Charles Ryan

DIA Stand at designEX
6 Hats

Yarra Lane Precinct (Photo: Sharyn Cairns)
HASSELL

Cirrus
Christina Fogale

'Kiss of the Beast', publication
Queensland Art Gallery

'Strada', three piece alloy wheel design
ROH Wheels

Prints
Kate Ward

Become a Member

Add your voice to the organisation working for the future of the design professions in Australia.

Find A Designer

Looking for the right designer? Connecting potential clients with designers who can meet their needs.

Become a Partner

Engage and collaborate more effectively with professional designers.

LATEST NEWS

Online design.

Online design.

Posted Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Faster, cheaper, and more accessible. A major threat or just another part of competition?

The increasing trend in our society towards outsourcing of products and services is something that has affected many professions in the last decade, and design is undoubtedly one of them.

Outsourcing is a reflection of many factors, but at its core it can probably be viewed as a logical outcome of two of the fundamental drivers of a capitalist economy: demand and supply.

More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

What is an Accredited Designer™?

An Accredited Designer™ is a full member of the professional body who makes an annual commitment to comply with the DIA's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.

More >


‘Design is a fun and challenging way to provide solutions for clients.’

‘The DIA advocates for industry and government recognition, and to enhance the value of design to the Australian community.’

‘The DIA also assists designers directly with networking, forums, practice notes, awards and other member benefits.’

‘What a terrific asset.’

Jurgen Schirmacher off the cuff

Jurgen Schirmacher

Interior and Architectural Designer - CEO, Schirmacher Design Associates

Lives:
Robina, Gold Coast, QLD

Likes:
Travelling, my family, classical furniture

Best design I've seen lately:
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

More >