Membership Committee Initiatives
  • 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 qualification exam. 


    The new edition of the Handbook 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 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. 

  • The Mentorship Program matches protégés (final year Student Members or Provisional RGDs) with mentors (Provisional RGDs or RGDs) to help protégés develop the necessary skills to enter or continue on a professional career path in graphic design.


    How to get involved: