Become a Member of RGD for 2016!
At the start of a new year, RGD would like to invite you to reflect on the Association and the value it brings to our community and consider joining, as an Affiliate Member (no eligibility requirements) today.


Before RGD, there was no survey to explain what Canadian designers were earning. No Handbook outlining best practices for Canadian designers to run businesses. No annual conference for Canadian designers. There were no guidelines for accessible design. Most importantly, before RGD, there was no government-legislated, standardized certification process for graphic designers in Canada.


This year, RGD will offer new milestones. The first Canadian awards recognizing in-house designers. A new interactive tool to help with various situations where spec work is requested. A new edition of our national salary survey. More refinements to RGD's Certification process.


An individual is invited to join as an Affiliate RGD (those with less than 8 years education and experience, join as a Prov RGD) to support our initiatives and receive access to a range of benefits listed below. (Or consider Corporate Membership for your entire Creative Team.)


Benefits of Membership include:

- access to RGD's weekly webinars

- free copy of publications incl. the new edition of the RGD Handbook

- discounted rates to attend DesignThinkers and other RGD events

- 100% off RGD Certification fee

- access to 500+ online videos from past DesignThinkers, webinars, etc.
- discounts including on stock photography, magazine subscriptions, UX training, fonts and at GoodLife Fitness (45% off)

- three free job postings on RGD's job board

- free subscription to Fast Company

- discounts to enter RGD Awards Programs

- identifier logo to post online and in promo materials


To learn how to better explain these benefits to convince your employer to fund your membership dues, click here.


Check out RGD's accomplishments from 2015 and plans for 2016 here.