Donations from Hambly & Woolley and Forge Media + Design help cover shipping of new RGD Handbook

Thanks to generous donations of $500 from Hambly & Woolley and Forge Media + Design, 60 Student RGDs will save the cost of shipping when ordering copies of The Business of Graphic Design: The RGD Professional Handbook. If you would like to assist in supporting the distribution of further copies to Student RGDs across Canada, please email .


The Handbook, which is used as a text in many graphic design programs across Canada, is an important resource for creative industry professionals. Chapters cover best practices for establishing and growing a graphic design business, including intellectual property, staffing a design consultancy and marketing design services, in addition to sample forms and agreements that can be used in professional practice. 


The book also includes practical advice from members of the Association from their experience as professionals in the Canadian creative industry as well as details on becoming a Registered Graphic Designer and RGD's Rules of Professional Conduct. 


Registered Graphic Designers, Provisional RGDs and Affiliate Members will soon receive their FREE copy of the handbook. Student Members, non-members and professional members interested in ordering an additional copy of the book can complete the online order form:


Click here to order The Business of Graphic Design: The RGD Professional Handbook


Design: The Office of Gilbert Li

Cover Illustration: Ben Weeks

Print Partner: Flash Reproductions

Contributing Authors:  Ilise Benun, Ashlee Froese, Eli Gembom, Lesley Ellen Harris J.D., Stephen Hodges, Jean-Pierre Lacroix RGD, Dan Natale and Ian Wick. 

Photography:  Luis AlbuquerqueLiam Sharp and Chris Thomaidis

Illustration: Hudson ChristieMike EllisAdam Hillborn and Sam Island.