The Business of Graphic Design

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 Certification Exam


This edition 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 RGD Members from their experience as professionals in the Canadian creative industry as well as RGD's Rules of Professional Conduct. 


Contributing Authors:  Ilise Benun, Ashlee Froese, Eli Gembom CPA, CALesley Ellen Harris J.D., Stephen HodgesJean-Pierre Lacroix RGD, Dan Natale CPA, CA and Ian Wick.
Contributing Artists:  Luis Albuquerque, Hudson ChristieMike EllisAdam Hilborn, Sam Island, Liam Sharp and Chris Thomaidis

Design: The Office of Gilbert Li

Cover Illustration: Ben Weeks

Print Partner: Flash Reproductions

Paper Partner: Domtar


Click here to order your copy of The Business of Graphic Design.


Price (Plus 13% applicable taxes and $15 shipping anywhere in Canada or the US)

Non-Member: $50

Certified RGD, Prov RGD, Affiliate Members*: $40

Student RGD/RGD Emeritus/Jr. Affiliate: $30