We’re constantly updating our members benefits: professional discounts on services and products such as trade shows and conference, to business software and marketing services; educational materials such as our Guild Webinars and our Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines; our digital contracts (reviewed and refreshed every time the Handbook is published), and more.
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What do you need? Art and design supplies, books and magazines, online marketing services to thousands of art buyers, new software? Our list of professional discounts keeps on growing. If you don’t see something you would like, let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
Members can sign in to view the discount codes.
Taking your creative career to the next level means you need to be up on a myriad of topics. And as good as your art school education may have been, chances are there are gaps in your education. The Guild’s professional monthly webinar series, Webinar Wednesdays, can help take you to the next level.
Our presenters are professionals dealing with real-world issues – designers, illustrators, and legal pros such as illustrator Von Glitschka, designer Doug Powell, licensing pro J’Net Smith, as well as lawyers Linda Joy Kattwinkel and Greg Victoroff. They’re here to share their creative solutions and advice.
Guild members can stream any of our past webinars for free. Just log into Member Central.
The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines is the industry bible for communication design and illustration professionals. The 15th edition continues the tradition with new information, listings and pricing guidelines. It provides tips on how to negotiate the best deals and pricing guidelines, and includes sample contracts. For communication design and illustration professionals, there is no more comprehensive and informative resource.
The Guild’s monthly enewsletter covers important and relevant issues of interest to artists. Members are invited to submit articles or request topics.
Most Regions publish their own online newsletters with information on local events and programs. Participate by mailing in interesting stories, reprints of important articles you’ve read, artwork, announcements and notices about your achievements.
Regional newsletters are entirely volunteer-produced, so we need you. Contact your Regional Administrator to obtain information or to volunteer.
Our digital contracts are available for download by our members in either RTF (text) or Word document format. Simply log in to Member Central to access the files.
The Guild does not have access to specific details for insurance plans such as pricing and availability. We advise our members to direct insurance questions to the appropriate agents.
The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage. Explore your options and get covered at HealthCare.gov .
3 easy steps:
Click Here: GAGHealthPlans.com or call 888-623-5799 and speak with a licensed and certified Exchange Specialist.
Access the Exchange NOW by: GAGHealthPlans.com or call 1-888-623-5799
***Plans designs and access to product may vary by state***
Health insurance coverage isn’t effective until the appropriate carrier has verified coverage. They’ll tell you what day it starts and give you a Group Number.
**Please note: Health Insurance Carriers have the right to change the rules, regulations, terms of coverage, availability and underwriting guidelines that are placed on the application, policies and enrollment, at any time. Rates for health insurance change periodically (usually quarterly or annually) depending upon the Carrier, the open enrollment for the Plan, and the type of available health insurance products. Carriers can change the rates for Individual Health Insurance Plans at any time.
Graphic Artists Guild offers its members access to 30+ discount dental plans, an alternative to dental insurance. Save on most dental procedures, including checkups, cleanings, braces, and even cosmetic dentistry on select plans. To learn more call (800) 219-7473 or go to www.DentalPlans.com/GAG.
A resource for finding dental services and dental care providers: http://www.dentalcaregenie.com
The Guild partners with Freelancers Union, the nation’s largest labor institution representing the new, independent workforce. We’re joining a network of organizations around the country that we working to build a better future for freelancers and independent workers. Now through our partnership, you can now access flexible, low cost benefits curated just for freelancers — and in advocating on behalf of freelancers for better rates with big insurance companies (so you don’t have to )
Visit the National Benefits Platform https://www.freelancersunion.org/network/bp/graphic-artists-guild/, to learn more about benefits options including health, dental, disability, liability, term life and 401(k).
Taylor & Taylor Group insurance offerings include life, disability (MetLife Insurance Co.), residence, and business, which are available in various states. Guild membership is required only for disability insurance but not for other services. Call Taylor & Taylor for more information.
Telephone: (800) 922-1184
East Coast: (212) 490-8511
West Coast: (310) 826-7200
Your member portfolio allows you to gain exposure to potential clients. As a Professional Guild member, you are entitled to a portfolio page that is sortable by discipline (choose up to three categories). Post your favorite pieces to share with the world.
Associate and Student level Guild members are entitled to a portfolio page that is listed under the Associates Category, where you can post two images.
The Guild’s Legal Referral Network consists of attorneys from around the United States with special expertise in the areas most valuable to our members: copyright and intellectual property, contract negotiations, Internet issues, licensing, royalties, and collections. As Associate Members of the Guild, they are informed of developments within the Guild and conversant with the issues concerning our members. A copy of the Network is available in both print and electronic versions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request either a printed copy or an e-mailed file.
Note: We suggest that you discuss fees with the attorney before you accept advice or assistance. Only you can decide if the attorney is appropriate for your situation. The Guild will not interfere in the attorney/client relationship and cannot be held responsible for the referral or for any fees incurred.