Contact Us

Graphic Artists Guild

31 West 34th Street, 8th Fl
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (212) 791-3400
admin@graphicartistsguild.org

Questions about your membership:
membership@graphicartistsguild.org

Questions about purchases:
sales@graphicartistsguild.org

Member Benefits

You are invited to join the Graphic Artists Guild. 

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.

Have an idea for a member benefit we should offer?  Email us and share your thoughts!

New Member Benefit – Insurance 

Insurance Through Lighthouse Insurance Group (LIG)

Affordable health insurance coverage for individuals, families, and businesses/employees with Major Medical, Short Term Policies, Vision, Dental, Critical Care, and Supplemental Insurance Coverage as well as Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

This is your home for affordable health insurance coverage for individuals, families, and businesses/employees with Major Medical, Short Term Policies, Vision, Dental, Critical Care, and Supplemental Insurance Coverage as well as Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

The partnership with LIG Solutions will benefit you and your employees in the following ways:

Lighthouse Insurance Group logo

  • Expertise: LIG’s agents are licensed in all 50 states. In addition to providing health insurance services, LIG Solutions also delivers health and wellness content.
  • One-stop-shop: the Guild will have its own unique landing page managed by LIG Solutions that members can access to purchase health insurance. LIG Solutions offers concierge service that brings together all the traditional health coverage benefits (major medical, vision, dental, critical care, group/Health Reimbursement Arrangements, etc.). Normally, you would have to go to several sources to build similar coverage.
  • Choice: LIG Solutions does not use one insurance carrier. Instead, LIG Solutions can build custom plans for you that include major medical, short term options, vision, dental, and many health-related supplemental options to cover your individual needs.
  • Communication: Through the partnership with LIG Solutions, the Graphic Artists Guild will be able to continuously communicate with members on what your health insurance options are.

Link to access our LIG health solutions page for members

Guild Members: Don’t see this link? Log in to to Member Central to view the link to access our LIG Insurance page. You can also email membership@graphicartsistsguild.org.

Education & Information

Guild Webinars

Free for Guild members!

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.

Webinar Archives: Ready to Watch When You Are.

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.

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook

Each new edition is shipped free to members.

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 eNews

The Guild’s monthly enewsletter covers important and relevant issues of interest to artists. Members are invited to submit articles or request topics.

Know what’s going on in your backyard.

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.

Insurance

Health Insurance

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 .

Lighthouse Insurance Group logoLighthouse Insurance Group (LIG)

Affordable health insurance coverage for individuals, families, and businesses/employees with Major Medical, Short Term Policies, Vision, Dental, Critical Care, and Supplemental Insurance Coverage as well as Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

Contact LIG /Learn More

This is your home for affordable health insurance coverage for individuals, families, and businesses/employees with Major Medical, Short Term Policies, Vision, Dental, Critical Care, and Supplemental Insurance Coverage as well as Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

The partnership with LIG Solutions will benefit you and your employees in the following ways:

  • Expertise: LIG’s agents are licensed in all 50 states. In addition to providing health insurance services, LIG Solutions also delivers health and wellness content.
  • One-stop-shop: the Guild will have its own unique landing page managed by LIG Solutions that members can access to purchase health insurance. LIG Solutions offers concierge service that brings together all the traditional health coverage benefits (major medical, vision, dental, critical care, group/Health Reimbursement Arrangements, etc.). Normally, you would have to go to several sources to build similar coverage.
  • Choice: LIG Solutions does not use one insurance carrier. Instead, LIG Solutions can build custom plans for you that include major medical, short term options, vision, dental, and many health-related supplemental options to cover your individual needs.
  • Communication: Through the partnership with LIG Solutions, the Graphic Artists Guild will be able to continuously communicate with members on what your health insurance options are.

Link to access our LIG health solutions page for members

Guild Members: Don’t see this link? Log in to to Member Central to view the link to access our LIG Insurance page. You can also email membership@graphicartsistsguild.org.


Business, Life and Disability Insurance
Taylor & Taylor, Ltd.

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.

Contact Info:

Website: www.taylorinsurance.com

Telephone:  (800) 922-1184
East Coast:  (212) 490-8511
West Coast: (310) 826-7200


Health and Life Insurance
Mindy Sutherland, Healthcare Solutions Team

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!

Mindy Sutherland
Independent Health/Life Insurance Agent

(567) 203-8866
msutherland@myhst.com

www.msutherland.myhst.com

Professional Services

Member Portfolios

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.

Grievance Assistance

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).

Legal Referral Network

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 membership@graphicartistsguild.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.

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