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; peer advice on client issues through member-to-member Grievance Assistance; 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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The Guild has partnered with Trupo to bring members personalized benefits packages designed for your life as a freelance visual creative. It’s time for us to build the next safety net for the new workforce and Trupo is eager to get started.
Just like an HR department does for full-timers, Trupo builds a recommended benefits plan for you – starting with insurance plans for dental care, accidents, and illness. Through our partnership, you now have expert advice at your fingertips and a simple way to get the coverage you need – from a trusted source that supports our advocacy work.
To learn more about Trupo and apply for supplemental insurance, visit the Guild’s Trupo wepage.
Trupo benefit packages are currently available in New York and New Jersey, and more states are rolling out soon! If you’d like to see Trupo benefits in your state, register with Trupo to receive updates.
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 health 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 .
Taylor & Taylor Group insurance offerings include life, disability (Unum Life Insurance Company of America), 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
Health and life insurance are not one size fits all. I’m lucky enough to work with a large group of amazing agents from all over the U.S. If you happen to live in a state that I’m not licensed in, I can introduce you to an agent that is. My consultations are always free. We can help you navigate the confusing world of health and life insurance, so you can choose what’s right for you and your family!
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 Graphic Artists Guild is committed to protecting our members and insuring that they are treated ethically and fairly. In keeping with this mission, the Guild created the Professional Practices Committee to help individual members resolve professional problems, and to uphold each case as a precedent to end industry abuses committed against artists. Guild members who have sufficient business experience in diverse disciplines volunteer their time to the Committee to help their fellow artists resolve business differences. Read how our Grievance process works or, if you’re a Guild member, log in to Member Central to file a Grievance Application or email us (include your ful name and member ID number).
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.