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Graphic Artists Guild

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

Tel: (212) 791-3400

FALL 2022 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
BE A BETTER, STRONGER, SMARTER PROFESSIONAL
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BE A better, stronger, smarter ARTIST.
Being an artist takes hard work, discipline, and talent. But to be an artist who is also a successful business owner takes additional skills and know-how. How do you command the fees you need, avoid being taken advantage of, and develop your business so clients respect you as a professional?
Being a successful artist takes resources, community, and advocacy. You’ve got the skills and talent you need to create beautiful, relevant, valuable work.The Guild has everything else you need to thrive.
Check us out. We have the information and advice you need to be a smarter artist: articles, trending news, and monthly webinars. We have a community of peers and mentors you can tap into to be a smarter artist. And we take on the advocacy issues relevant to how you work to help you be a better artist — one who creates a better future for all of us
Join as a Professional Level member between September 12 and October 14, and get entered into our drawings!

We’ve got some special gifts for new members as a token of our appreciation!

Along with the usual benefits of membership, you’ll be entered into the following membership drive drawings:

  • A one-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, valued at over $600!
  • One of two free passes to the Kernference, valued at $197.
  • A one-year membership to KelbyOne Photoshop, Lightroom & Photography training, valued at $199
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Drawing for 1-year Creative Cloud subscription, $600 value

Drawing for one of two free passes to the Kernference, $197 value

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Drawing for 1-year KelbyOne Pro subscription, $199 value

Great community, great member benefits!

As a Guild member, you’ll also receive our member benefits: what you need to succeed as a professional graphic artist. And these benefits are available to you all the time, every time you renew your membership!

Check out our full member benefits.

cover art for the 16th edition of the HandbookWhen you join, you’ll receive a free copy of the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines – a $50 value. Guild members receive a  copy whenever a new edition is published. The 16th edition was published just this Spring, and features 448 pages packed with the information you need to succeed as a professional: trade practices, business relationships, contracts and copyrights, and pricing trends. Published by MIT Press.

(Domestic shipping only)

Live and archived webinars

Discounts on goods and services

Concierge health insurance

Digital contracts

“I was honestly lost. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to say to people. I didn’t know how to approach them. I was absolute garbage. After I joined the Guild, I started connecting with people. I realized so much that I had to learn. The Guild gave me a better sense of direction and a better idea of what I need to be and what I need to do to become successful.”

— Kevin Baculi 

“Learning how to price local brand packages and brand strategies according to proper market standards is my biggest professional win with the Guild.”

— Denise Coke

“Before the Guild, it was really just me working alone in my office. After joining the Guild I had a team of colleagues to bounce ideas off of. I had a larger network of colleagues to work with.”

— Haydn Adams

“It’s really upped my game in terms of professionalism.”

— Hoshi Hana

“I was constantly having to Google everything that I needed to know for pricing. So often the Guild publishes webinars that pop up and I think “I was totally going to be looking that up anyway. Cool. Now I could just go and learn that there.” If I can actually connect and talk to anyone who knows way more about this subject, then I do. The Guild makes that a lot easier.”

— Leanne Bowers

Why join the Graphic Artists Guild…
To grow and thrive as a professional.

Being a creative can be overwhelming, especially when you feel as though you’re a little fish in a big pond. The Graphic Artists Guild is your secret weapon, silently helping you navigate the waters to help you be the best you can be.

We’re not just the Handbook you’ve grown to love! We’re a dynamic, member-based professional design organization focusing on three pillars:

Advocacy — We’re Your Voice

The Guild advocates on Capitol Hill for creators on a wide range of legislative initiatives and internationally through partnerships with other global organizations.

Community — Find Your Crew

The Guild offers virtual and in-person networking opportunities that inspire creative skills, provide peer feedback, and support business development.

Resources — Expand Your Knowledge

For over 50 years, The Guild has had creators of all disciplines sharing their expertise. This knowledge is passed down to its members with a vast amount of resources to help them be more successful and to expand their knowledge through webinars, advocacy alerts, whitepapers, articles, and the essential Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines.

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