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Share this 19 OctoberOct 2017

By Fiona Sexton, Marketing Manager, Design Partners

Design Partners are really delighted to be part of Mind Over Matter, this amazing initiative organised by the IDI (Irish Design Institute) and Aware taking place on 2nd November 2017.

One in ten people are affected by depression in Ireland.  Mental health is affecting so many of us, whether you are battling it yourself or close to someone who is. That’s why Design Partners is coming together with like-minded spirits in our industry so we can use our talents to raise awareness and money in a really productive way that supports Irish businesses.

So if your business is in need of some design support then Mind Over Matter is the perfect opportunity for you to meet and get consultancy advice from some of Ireland’s best design talent.

Mind Over Matter

Mind over matter – how it works

Mind Over Matter will take place on 2nd November 2017 in locations across Ireland, designers from multiple disciplines (graphic, UX, digital, product and brand) are volunteering their time and talent for free. For a fee of €60 anyone from an established business to a start-up or an entrepreneur can book a consultation hour with a designer. The fee goes straight to Aware. During your consultation you will find innovative solutions and discover new opportunities, while raising money for a great cause in your region.

Three of Design Partner’s senior designers are on the panel of volunteer designers:

Why talk to a designer?

Designers are natural problem solvers who make it their business to be on the pulse of innovation, the latest cultural trends, international design practices and thinking. It’s their dedication to innovation and creativity that translates into added value for your business, whether that’s through branding, production, user experience or manufacturing. By embracing design, it has been proven time and time again, to add value to businesses, creating competitive advantage and improving the bottom line.


In locations nationwide: Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Tullamore, Dundalk and Kilkenny

Check out the Mind Over Matter website to participate or to book some consultancy on 2nd November


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