We publish the complete pricing and ethical reference for designers and illustrators, providing guidance on building and growing a creative business.
The Handbook is an indispensable resource for people who create graphic art and those who buy it. As the graphic art marketplace continues to evolve to meet the needs of both digital and print media and as clients struggle with shrinking budgets in the current economy, the demand for up-to-date information on business, ethical, and legal issues is greater than ever.
Our passion is to assist art students, teachers, parents, and schools with invaluable resources to encourage learners to succeed in their creative endeavors. In addition, we empower teachers to support their classrooms with valuable tools accessible to them anywhere and anytime.
For over 50 years, The Graphic Artists Guild has created and curated a vast amount of resources to help design and illustration students master the basics of becoming a professional, and to help professionals engage in lifelong learning. Our resources include:
MIND YOUR (CREATIVE) BUSINESS
THE HANDBOOK:PRICING & ETHICALGUIDELINES
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Our FREE Ask-A-Pro series extends professional advice from working designers and illustrators to help teachers enable your students to enhance their skills.
Educators: We also have a large library of webinars covering a wide range of topics. Contact us on how your school can get access to these informative sessions.
AN ARTIST NAVIGATES THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
YOUR Q&A WITH A GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND AN ILLUSTRATOR
Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more are eligible for Student Membership, good for one year after graduation. Participate in all Guild activities and events, serve on committees, network, and grow your knowledge.
For 50 years, one of the most important functions of the Graphic Artists Guild has been advocacy. We continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our members — and all creatives — get fair pay, appropriate working conditions, and ownership of their work.
In addition to our resources and educating on best practices for creatives, we advocate for all graphic artists locally, at both city and state levels, and on Capitol Hill on a wide range of legislative initiatives, as well as internationally through active membership in global umbrella organizations.