Why Join
Members of RGD have access to a variety of special discounts, promotional benefits, leadership and networking opportunities, professional development and essential resources that will help take your design career to the next level.

Check out the guide below for a list of the benefits available at each level of Membership.


Certification

 

Certified RGD

Provisional RGD

Student RGD

Affiliate

Jr Affiliate

 Professional Certification

       
 Professional Designation

 Certified RGD

Provisional RGD

Student RGD    

 Discount on Certification Fee

N/A

100% off ($150 savings)

N/A

100% off ($150 savings)

N/A

 RGD Certificate and annual renewal sticker

 

 

 

 

 

 RGD Letter can be sent to Employer regarding Membership 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Promotional Opportunities

 

Certified RGD

 

Provisional RGD

 

Student RGD

Affiliate

 

Jr Affiliate

 

 Showcase work/news across RGD communications (reaching over 50k)

 

 

 

 Discounts to enter Awards

 Listing in RGD Directory

 

 

 Portfolio Images in RGD Directory

10

5

 

 

 

 Design RGD materials 

 

 

 

 Free Advertising Pkg 3     Pkg 6  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

Professional Development

 

 

Certified RGD

 

Provisional RGD

Student RGD

Affiliate

 

Jr Affiliate

 Webinars FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE
 Access to Virtual Communities    

 Access to DesignThinkers Scholarships 

 

 Discounts on Portfolio Reviews 

FREE

FREE

25%

25%

25% 

 DesignThinkers Professional Development Certificate 

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Networking Opportunities

 

 

Certified RGD

 

Provisional RGD

Student RGD

Affiliate

 

Jr Affiliate

 

 Discounts to DesignThinkers

 Discounts to other RGD events

 Participation in RGD Slack Workspace

 

 Opportunity to be Mentored

 

    

 Opportunity to be a Mentor

 

 

 

 Opportunity to serve on an RGD Committee

Student Committee only

     ✓ (up to 1 year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Resources

 

 

Certified RGD

 

Provisional RGD

Student RGD

Affiliate

 

Jr Affiliate

 

 Access to Member resources and tools

 Access to advice/assistance from fellow Members

 

 

 

 Access to RGD Video Archive

 Copy of The Business of Graphic Design: A Professional's Handbook

FREE

FREE

50% off

FREE

50% off

 Mailed copies of RGD print publications 

 

 

 Subscription to Applied Arts 

FREE

FREE

 

FREE

35% off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Opportunities

 

 

Certified RGD

 

Provisional RGD

Student RGD

 

Affiliate

 

Jr Affiliate

 

 Run for election to RGD Board

 

 

 

 

 Be considered for speaking opportunities at DesignThinkers, webinars and other events

 

 

 

 

 Sit on panels 

 

 

 

 Contribute case studies and articles

 

 

 

 Nominate DesignThinker of the Year

 

 

 

 Speak at schools

 

 

 

 Judge awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

Certified RGD

 

Provisional RGD

Student RGD

 

Affiliate

Jr Affiliate

 Post to the RGD Job Board

Unlimited

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2

 

Discounts & Special Offers from Suppliers