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4th Annual Conference
July 21 & 22, 2018.
Location: (suburb of Chicago) McHenry County College,
McHenry County College (MCC)
8900 U.S. Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
This Chicagoland conference is geared for the community of users of Apple products and MAC-users.
The 2018 theme is productivity; using hidden or rarely used features of MAC/Apple products to their maximum efficiency.
Topic this year: MAC and iOS Productivity.
Featured Keynote: Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus
Author of over 80 books on the Mac and iOS, including Working Smarter for MAC Users.
Guild Members Save $400
Picture yourself among these explorers:
Graphic, web, UX, or multidisciplinary designers
Art and creative directors
Video, film, motion graphics pros
Adobe Creative Cloud partners
Tech or business strategists
Anyone interested in Adobe products
Manage your business. Don't let it manage you.
Smpl. is a service built to enhance the professionalism of freelancers and small graphic design shops. We provide quality tools such as proposal templates, service agreements and project checklists in plain English that you can use yourself and present to a client or fellow employee with confidence. It is possible to be good at business as well as design!
Visit our website to check out all of our productivity bundles.
Peter Wallburg Studioswww.peterwallburgstudios.com
Peter Wallburg Studios is a portrait studio that specializes in making everyone look great and making sure they enjoy the process. We guarantee our work.
We are a family run studio founded in 1962 and have photographed athletes, actors, politicians, infants, families as well as events.
Guild members receive 15% off of any promotional item ordered.
As a Guild member, you receive:
$25 off - Custom canvas prints - custom graphic and photo printing on long-lasting canvas
$25 off - Acrylic prints - high quality custom acrylic prints - use code
$25 off - Foam core prints - print graphics on this lightweight material
The new .design domain is an innovative and elegant alternative to a long
or clunky .com or a boring .net! Introduced in mid 2015, prominent users
now include Facebook.design, Airbnb.design, and tens of thousands of
You can buy .design most everywhere domains are sold, but a single year can
run you as high as $70 some places. By partnering with the graphic.design
site, we are able to give Guild members their first year for only $5 and
future renewals for $19.03 p/yr!
SpeedyPro Imaging - $50 Discount on first orderhttp://www.SpeedProRahway.com
SpeedyPro is offering Graphic Artists Guild members wholesale prices that are lower than print broker pricing! (Rahway, NJ only)
Some SpeedyPro products include:
Vehicle Wraps + Wall Murals + Posters + Banners + Event Signage + Window Graphics + Trade Show Displays + Lawn Signs + Canvas Prints + Floor Graphics + Light Boxes + Electrical Signage + Routing + Dimensional Letters
All Art Licensinghttp://www.allartlicensing.com
Thank You to the Graphic Artists Guild from All Art Licensing.
All members in good standing receive 25% off all products and services from J'net Smith.
This offer is good through December 31, 2018.
Agency Access provides cutting-edge marketing services to allow photographers, illustrators, reps and stock agencies to showcase their work to top industry creative professionals. Through highly targeted and customized list memberships services, e-mail marketing and design, direct mail services and consulting services, Agency Access provides tools that can assist in communicating creative talent and expanding business.
Apple User Group Discountshttp://www.apple.com/usergroups/
People who use Apple technologies have joined together in user groups all around the world. Hundreds of groups offer members the chance to become friends with other Apple product users, get questions answered and have a lot of fun. Groups are for everyone from first-time computer users to experts—from every profession, background and age. Want technology to do more for you? Join the club. Find a user group near you.
“We Try Harder®”. Discount on vehicle rentals, including cars, vans, and SUVs from Avis.
Shockingly easy to use bidding and invoicing software for creative professionals. From freelancers to full blown agencies, thousands of people use Blinkbid to manage the business side of their creative life.
Budget Rental Carhttp://www.budget.com
Car rentals including sedans, trucks, SUV's and more from Budget.
GlassesUSA Professional optics onlinehttp://www.glassesusa.com
Buying prescription eyeglasses has never been easier or more risk free!
GlassesUSA.com is the premier place to buy discount prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Laurence King Publishing Ltdhttp://www.laurenceking.com/us/
Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognized as one of the world's leading publishers of books on the creative arts. Our books are acclaimed for their inventiveness, beautiful design and authoritative texts, as well as the care taken over their production.
O’Reilly Creative Media Grouphttp://oreilly.com
What is O’Reilly Media?
Technology Books, Tech Conferences, IT Courses & News
O’Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O’'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
Peachpit offers books, eBooks, and videos for creative professionals on graphic design, photography, Web video, Web design and development.
Princeton Architectural Presshttp://www.papress.com
In the thirty years since its founding, Princeton Architectural Press has become a world leader in architecture and design publishing. Featuring a backlist of 1,000 titles, the company specializes in books that, in subject matter and design, defy easy categorization. With each new season's offerings, Princeton Architectural Press continues to surprise, inspire, and inform those curious about the visual world.
Rockport Publishers creates beautifully illustrated sourcebooks for professional designers and artisans of all types. Rockport’s books offer a library of inspiration, information, and ideas from world-renowned designers. Our publications are highly regarded by industry professionals, educators, and design enthusiasts worldwide.
Altpick.com is an online portfolio site that offers artists an opportunity to present their work to the creative community. Member benefits include a portfolio with an unlimited amount of images, keywords, 10 links, bio, news and calendar events, and easy uploading and managing of files.
theispot: Online Stock Agencyhttp://www.theispot.com
Theispot Portfolio offers Graphic Artists Guild members a 10% discount on the annual subscription fee for an assignment portfolio on the site. The Guild chose theispot stock site because, unlike other stock houses, it allows participating artists to control the uses of their work and negotiate their own fees. Theispot stock site contract is also unique in that it offers participating illustrators the lion’s share of the proceeds from the sale of their work.
Workbook publishes the Workbook Illustration and Workbook Photography annuals of creative talent. Its online resources include searchable versions of the annuals, Workbook Portfolio, Workbook Database of creative-industry contacts, and mailing lists.
Tutorials by Joseph Castertohttps://www.udemy.com/courses/search?q=Caserto
Receive discounts on Online Tutorials by Guild member Joseph Caserto, Art Director & Design Consultant. Subjects range from Learning Adobe Basics to How to be a Successful Freelancer.
Promote, Negotiate and Make Money:
Essential Business Practices for Today's Creative Professional
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