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

 

 

 

Webinar Guest Passes 30 15   10  

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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

2

 

2

 

Discounts & Special Offers from Suppliers