20 December 2023

RichardsDee named Design Practice Team of the Year

by Simon Richards

We’ve been recognised as the Irish agency leading the way in design practices

Our drive to be a company recognised for our work, team and impact has been acknowledged by the esteemed Institute of Designers in Ireland. At their annual IDI Awards in November we were elated to win Design Practice Team of the Year 2023. 

The judges noted: 

“(RichardsDee) demonstrates how an Irish design agency can show up with heft as a trusted design partner for organisations across the private, public and civic sectors; as an employer that understands the need to develop and retain talent; and, as a fulcrum for community mobilisation.”

This award is testament to our dedication to our purpose – Designing Meaningful Change for our people, local community and our brilliant clients.

Meaningful Change centres around our foundational belief that our work makes an impact. That strategy, creativity and design combined can bring truly meaningful, positive and game-changing transformation. We’ve built our whole ethos, client mix, employee value proposition, outreach activities and ways of working around this vital purpose – and it’s evident in every endeavour we undertake.

In 2022 we celebrated 10 years in business, won four Transform Awards and began working towards becoming Ireland’s a B-Corp brand agency. This year we’ve partnered with exceptional mission-focused brands like DEBRA Ireland and Childline and are competing (and winning) against large global agencies for projects in Ireland and USA.

And, for our own team we’re making sure everyone feels inspired and supported to do their best work – including hybrid working, health insurance, finishing early on Fridays, birthday days off and paid leave for volunteering. We’re also dedicated to ongoing learning programmes to ensure people and careers progress. 

There’s so much more to the above than one blog post can cover, but this gives a sense of how we’re achieving our ambitions as an agency and why we won this amazing award. The judges on the night commented:

“RichardsDee have a strong selection of projects that demonstrate strong originality and excellence… and have articulated a clear vision, for the organisation and for its people. A clearly evidenced commitment to learning, experimentation and innovation, with particular emphasis on providing space and financial support for the team to learn, develop, experiment, and thrive at work…”

We couldn’t of put it better. This Christmas and New Year we’ll be raising a glass to every one of our ambitious team members and clients who make us the agency we are…