Third edition of RGD Handbook goes into second printing
A stack of red covered books. They have a faint design on them. In the left hand upper corner of the book, it reads The Business of Graphic Design: The RGD Professional Handbook
The third edition of RGD's Handbook, The Business of Graphic Design: The RGD Professional Handbook, has gone into its second printing.


The RGD Handbook is an essential reference tool for students and seasoned designers alike. More than 12,500 copies of the three editions have been distributed worldwide. Many Canadian post-secondary institutions use the book in their curriculum for professional practices courses, and RGD Members use the book as a guidepost for business and client relations. The Handbook also plays an important role in the RGD Certification Process.


Printed by RGD Print Partner Flash Reproductions with paper from Domtar, the new Handbook has some small content updates designed by the third edition's Design Partner The Office of Gilbert Li.


Handbook pricing and details:

  • Certified RGDs, Provisional RGDs and Affiliate Members receive their first Handbook for free (New Members pay $15 for shipping)
  • Student RGDs and Junior Affiliate Members may purchase the Handbook for $30 + shipping
  • A discount of 20% applies for purchases of 6 or more copies
  • Order copies here