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Graphic Artists Guild

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

Tel: (212) 791-3400

FALL 2021 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: webinars, articles, and our Start Your Own Design Business conference. 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 between September 14 and October 10, and get Guild swag!

We’ve got some special gifts for new members as a token of our appreciation! You’ll receive (2) Guild stickers, our Guild member logo pin, a journal, our new “oh crop” t-shirt, and a Michael Fleishman book of your choice (while supplies last).

Along with our cool swag, you’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

You’ll also be entered into our membership drive drawings:

  • A 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, valued at over $600!
  • A 1-year membership to KelbyOne Photoshop, Lightroom & Photography training, valued at $199
  • A $100 Amazon gift card

 

Big congratulations to our drawing winners!
Joy Childs – $100 Amazon gift card
David Golas – One-year membership to KelbyOne
Muyang Li – One-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

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Drawing for 1-year Creative Cloud subscription, $600 value

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Drawing for 1-year KelbyOne subscription, $199 value

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Drawing for an Amazon Gift Card, $100 value

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Choice of Michael Fleishman book (while supplies last)

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Guild “oh crop” T-shirt

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Guild journal: 5.5×8.5″, 50 pages

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Guild logo pin

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Two low-tac stickers (4″ and 2.5″)

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.

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Get a deep discount to our Start Your Own Design Business Conference on October 14. This one-day event is for designers looking to become entrepreneurs, and for design entrepreneurs looking to become better businesspeople. Tired of having all the design skills but not being able to pay the bills? This conference is for you!

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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