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 Handbook is used as a text in many design programs across Canada, and, now in its 3rd edition, over 15,000 copies have been distributed. It is also used for a section of the Online Test portion of RGD's Certification Process

The Handbook includes chapters on design consulting best practices, understanding intellectual property, staffing, administration and marketing design services, in addition to sample forms and agreements.

Check out the Table of Contents.


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


Order your copy of The Business of Graphic Design.



Non-Member: $50

Certified RGD, Prov RGD, Affiliates: $40**

Student RGD/RGD Emeritus/Jr Affiliate: $30

* plus applicable sales taxes and shipping
** New Certified RGD, Prov RGD and Affiliate Members receive one copy free with the payment of $10 for shipping across North America