The Business of Graphic Design: The RGD Professional Handbook is the first and only comprehensive Canadian guide to maintaining a graphic design business.
The RGD Handbook is used as a text in many graphic design programs across Canada, and over 15,000 copies of the first two editions have been distributed across the country and around the world. It is also a required text for the RGD Certification Exam.
This edition includes chapters on building a sustainable design practice, understanding intellectual property, staffing, administering a design consultancy and marketing design services, in addition to sample forms and agreements. The book also includes practical advice from RGD Members from their experience as professionals in the Canadian creative industry as well as RGD's Rules of Professional Conduct.
Contributing Authors: Ilise Benun, Ashlee Froese, Eli Gembom CPA, CA, Lesley Ellen Harris J.D., Stephen Hodges, Jean-Pierre Lacroix RGD, Dan Natale CPA, CA and Ian Wick.
Contributing Artists: Luis Albuquerque, Hudson Christie, Mike Ellis, Adam Hilborn, Sam Island, Liam Sharp and Chris Thomaidis
Design: The Office of Gilbert Li
Cover Illustration: Ben Weeks
Print Partner: Flash Reproductions
Paper Partner: Domtar
Price (Plus 13% applicable taxes and $15 shipping anywhere in Canada or the US)
Certified RGD, Prov RGD, Affiliate Members*: $40
Student RGD/RGD Emeritus: $30
The following collection of Sample Forms & Agreements consists of material provided by Registered members of the Association for use and customization.
The user is advised that these forms and sample agreements are generic and not intended to be used as is. They are provided as a source of information and reference only. Users are advised to consult professional legal advice and financial advice to ensure that their rights and interest are fully protected.