Contact Us

Graphic Artists Guild

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

Tel: (212) 791-3400

Questions about your membership:

Questions about purchases:

The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

15th Edition

From the Graphic Artists Guild comes the newest edition of the comprehensive reference guide for graphic artists—helping them navigate the world of pricing, collecting payment for, and protecting their creative work, as well as growing their freelance business to create a sustainable and rewarding livelihood. 

The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines is the industry bible for communication design and illustration professionals. Each new edition continues the tradition of providing excellent, up-to-date guidance and advice, incorporating new information, listings, and pricing guidelines. Members find it invaluable for its practical tips on how to negotiate the best deals, price their services accurately and create contracts that protect their rights (it includes sample contracts and other documents). For communication design and illustration professionals, there simply isn’t a more comprehensive or informative resource.

**Shipping available to US addresses only.

Find it all here in the fully updated 15th Edition—timely new insights and expert guidance:

  • The latest pricing guidelines for buyers and sellers.
  • Current salary information with job descriptions.
  • Formulas for determining hourly and per diem freelance rates.
  • Hourly freelance rates by discipline.
  • Copyright registration information.
  • Model contracts and forms that can be adapted for specific needs.
  • Totally revised chapter on Surface Pattern Design.
  • An expanded chapter of additional professional, business, and legal resources with the latest contact information.


Non-Members – As soon as you join the Guild, you’ll be shipped a FREE copy of the Handbook as a member benefit. Won’t you consider joining today?

Members – For as long as you are a member of the Guild, you’ll receive a new copy as each edition is published for FREE. Didn’t receive your copy of the Handbook? Email us at