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Graphic Artists Guild

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

Tel: (212) 791-3400

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Welcome to our Fall membership drive. 

We Need You

We’ve been talking for the past three weeks about what the Guild has to offer you. This week we 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.

Join the Graphic Artists Guild by Midnight October 18th to be entered into our Adobe MAX drawing

Join the Guild by midnight October 18th to be entered into our drawing to win a FULL CONFERENCE PASS for Adobe MAX – a $1895 value.

Be the boss of you!

When it comes to managing your career, no one cares as much as you. Whether you want to update your skill set, become a stronger team member, or launch a business, attending MAX is smart for your creative career.

Conference dates – Nov. 4-6, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Learn More About Adobe MAX!

Join the Graphic Artists Guild by Midnight October 18 to be entered into a drawing for a one year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

One lucky winner 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 2019, after redeeming the code the renewal date will automatically update to November 2020.

Q. What if work pays for my CC?

That’s cool – but they 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!

Ok 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 fall membership drive September 23 – October 18, 2019 to automatically be entered. Winners will be notified Monday October 21.

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 October 18th to receive one of each of the items below – while supplies last.

Send your journal color choice, t-shirt choice, and t-shirt size 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 Small, Large and XL.

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?

The strides we’ve made in protecting artists’ rights through fighting for fair practices, and fair taxing at the state level. By protesting TOS and lobbying for a small claims copyright court, we continue to stand in your corner.

Learn More About Guild Advocacy


As a member of our community of illustrators, designers, animators, cartoonists, web developers, and other creative professionals, Guild members have each other’s backs. Our Grievance Assistance process is a member-only benefit, in which graphic artists with client problems (such as non-payment) can contact a committee of their peers for advice and assistance.

Guild members also have access to virtual and in-person networking opportunities that will inspire your creative skills, provide peer feedback, and support your business development.


We pride ourselves on continually updating resources for Guild members.

Among these resources are:


You’ll have free access to current and past webinars. Watch whenever and as many times as you want.

White Papers & Digital Contracts

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 CreativePro Week, Adobe MAX, ICON, and The Typographics Festival – plus discounts on car rentals, books, marketing services and more.

Legal referrals

If you should (we hope you won’t) but 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

Set up your free page and expand your online reach. Upload images, business description, and contact and website info. Increase your online visibility for free!