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.
Contributing Authors: Ilise Benun, Ashlee Froese, Eli Gembom CPA, CA, Lesley Ellen Harris J.D., Stephen Hodges, Jean-Pierre Lacroix RGD, Dan Natale CPA, CA and Ian Wick.
Contributing Artists: Luis Albuquerque, Hudson Christie, Mike Ellis, Adam 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
The following collection of Sample Forms & Agreements consists of material provided by Registered members of the Association for use and customization.
The user is advised that these forms and sample agreements are generic and not intended to be used as is. They are provided as a source of information and reference only. Users are advised to consult professional legal advice and financial advice to ensure that their rights and interest are fully protected.