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“Invite a Friend to the Guild Week”

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Invite your friends to join the organization that is passionate about their career!

The Guild is run by designers and illustrators who care about our industry. Our members know how to value their work, charge for their talent, and protect their interests. We advocate for our rights, educate our community, and stand up for fair business practices.

When artists join the Guild, they become part of a community of commited professionals who are working to change their profession for the better. We're one of the only visual artists’ organizations working to get copyright small claims legislation passed. And we're on the forefront in pushing for fairness – in the court, and in how we run our businesses.

Tangible benefits:

•  invitations to attend Guild webinars for free and access to our vast library of webinars
•  our library of digital contracts for you to ammend and use
•  a page in our Member Portfolio
•  professional discounts on a variety of services, publications, talent directory pages, and other benefits
•  a copy of the industry bible, the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

Members can claim your membership fee as an employee business deduction against your 2017 taxes. Check with your accountant or tax advisor for instruction on how to do so.

Members who refer a joining artist between May 15th - May 19th will receive a book of their choice by Michael Fleishman 
(Tell them to let us know you referred them)



Join the Guild!


Only for working graphic artists who derive more than 50% of their income from their graphic art. Full members vote in our elections and may select up to three areas of expertise in their portfolio.


Alternate payment option:
Full members may also choose to spread their membership fee out over monthly $19.95 payments.

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For those who derive less than 50% of their income from their graphic art. Associate members cannot vote and may select one area of expertise in their portfolio.


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For those who are full time students. Student members cannot vote and may select one area of expertise in their portfolio.


Student Member Application Form

*A one-time Initiation/Reinstatement Fee of $30 will be added.



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