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Graphic Artists Guild

2248 Broadway #1341
New York, NY 10024

Tel: (212) 791-3400

Join the Graphic Artists Guild


Our Spring 2020 membership drive has been extended through April 3, 2020. 

We Need You

We keep telling you what the Guild has to offer you. We really want to focus on what you have to offer the Guild. Quite frankly, we can’t do what we do without you. Most organizations might have one or two focuses. The Guild believes its three pillars are equally important. We build a better community by sharing business resources, and advocating for the best possible climate for visual creatives to flourish.

Why Join the Guild?

We Are So Much More Than The Book:
The Graphic Artists Guild is a  dynamic, member-based professional design organization. Become a member to reap benefits for your business and join us in supporting Advocacy, Community, and Resources for all design professionals.
The Guild has advocates for graphic artists on Capitol Hill on a wide range of legislative initiatives and internationally through active membership in global umbrella organizations
We offer virtual and in-person networking opportunities that inspire creative skills, provide peer feedback, and support business development.
Members take advantage of resources such as webinars, advocacy alerts, whitepapers, articles, and the essential Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines.
Join today with our monthly or yearly  payment plans.

Join the Graphic Artists Guild or refer a friend by midnight April 3rd to be entered into our HOW Design Live drawing for the HDL Big Ticket

– HDL has been Postponed – This premium is subject to change or may be discontinued.

Join the Guild by midnight April 3rd to be entered into our drawing to win a BIG TICKET for HOW Design Live – a $1700 value. Already a member? Refer a friend and you’ll be entered into this drawing, too! Have the joining member send your name with a note that you referred them to


One of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world, HOW Design Live is a career-changing, life-altering experience.

Conference dates – TBD
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Learn More About HOW Design Live

Join the Graphic Artists Guild or Refer a friend by Midnight April 3rd  to be entered into a drawing for a one year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

Two lucky winners will get one year free of Creative Cloud. All the apps, all the services: all for them!

Details of the free offer: A code will arrive by email to address you provide. The code can be redeemed using the Adobe ID of choice. It won’t be tied to that email.

During the code redemption process, If the Adobe ID used has never paid Adobe in the past, they are asked to enter a credit card – but that is optional. They do not have to enter a CC to get CC. (see what I did there?) It will not charge you if you don’t ALREADY have a plan purchased.

Q. What if I already pay for CC?

When the code is redeemed, it will add a free year to their existing membership. e.g. if your renewal date is November 2020, after redeeming the code the renewal date will automatically update to November 2021.

Q. What if my employer pays for my CC?

That’s cool – you can still give this gift to a friend! Or an enemy. Or hold a raffle on social media.

Q. But all I need is my Photoshop and CC plan!

Okay, but have you tried Character Animator? Or After Effects? We have a ton of cool stuff for illustrators, and we want you to have time to play with all of it.

Join the Guild during our Spring 2020 membership drive between March 9th and April 3rd to be automatically entered into this drawing. Already a member? Refer a friend and you’ll be entered into this drawing, too! Have the joining member send your name with a note that you referred them to Winners will be notified Monday, April 6, 2020.

The Michael Fleishman book of your choice

Illustrator and author Michael Fleishman has donated to the Guild a library of his published books to entice new members. (Michael’s also a dedicated Guild member. Is it any wonder we love our members?) Join the Guild, and select your prize (first come, first served, while supplies last)! Send your choice to
Read more about Michael Fleishman’s books.

Michael Fleishman book cover How to Grow as an Illustrator
Michael Fleishman book Starting Your Career as an Illustrator
Michael Fleishman book Starting Your Career as a Graphic Designer

Graphic Artists Guild stickers!

Receive one of each of these low-tac stickers while supplies last – great for use on electronics and flat, smooth surfaces.

These stickers are easy to remove without leaving a gummy residue.

Hands Off my Copyright sticker

A “Hands off my copyright” sticker

4″x 3″ low-tac, die cut sticker.
Illustration © Ed Shems

Guild round logo sticker

Graphic Artists Guild Logo Sticker

This 2.5″x 2.5″ low-tac full color sticker is a great way to show your love for the Guild!

Receive one of each of these commemorative 50th Anniversary items

Join the Guild by midnight April 3rd to receive one of each of the items below – while supplies last.

Send your journal color choice, t-shirt choice, and t-shirt size (currently available in M and L) to upon membership enrollment.

50th Anniversary Journal

Each 5″ x 7″ journal features a matching ribbon and elastic strap for an added touch.

The cover is soft, imitation leather with 50 blank pages.

Choose from dark blue or black.

A $10 Value

50th Anniversary T-Shirt

Celebrate 50 years of the Guild with our commemorative 50th Anniversary t-shirt.
Choose between full color or white on a 4.3 oz premium black t-shirt.

Available in Unisex Medium and Large.

A $20 Value

The Graphic Artist Guild Handbook

You’ll also receive the new 15th edition of the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (PEGs). And, as long as you’re a Guild member, you’ll receive the new edition as it’s published!

Cover art for the Handbook, 15th Edition

Guild swag is great, but what are the real reasons you should join the Guild?

Join one of the only organizations advocating for the rights on graphic artists on Capitol Hill! We’re working hard to get legislation passed that will create a small copyright claims tribunal so that you can finally pursue those who steal your work — without breaking the bank! We also represent your rights by talking to the Copyright Office on how we need to see copyright modernized so that we protect our work and our livelihood better. And we join amicus briefs that educate the courts on how their decisions will impact illustration and design professionals.

We can’t do any of this without the support and involvement of graphic artists.  With so much attention being given to the creative economy and with copyright law under review, we’re at an exciting time for artist advocates.

Join us and be part of the movement! 

Read more on the CASE Act.


As a member of our community of illustrators, designers, animators, cartoonists, web developers, and other creative professionals, Guild members have access to virtual and in-person networking opportunities that will inspire your creative skills, provide peer feedback, and support your business development.

Join Today!


Creatively, Personally, Professionally

“Join Today”

The Graphic Artist Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (PEGs)

And, as long as you’re a Guild member, you’ll receive the latest edition whenever it’s published!

Free Webinars

Free access to current and past webinars. Watch as many times as you want.

Document Library

Use our library of white papers and digital contracts that can be adapted for your situation.


Take advantage of discounts for professional services and conferences like our recent $400 off for Adobe MAX, plus discounts on conferences, books, marketing services, and more.

Grievance Committee

Having trouble with non-payment, non-return of artwork, or copyright infringement? Bring your case to the Grievance Committee before moving to legal action

Lawyer Referrals

If you should need to consult a lawyer, contact us; we’ll send you our list of lawyers specializing in intellectual property issues.

Portfolio Page

Expand your online reach with our free portfolio page. Upload images, business description, contact, and website info. Increase your online visibility!

“Join the Guild for Resources you can use”