Become a Member

Join the PGDA and become part of the leading network of Graphic Designers. Whatever your level of experience, there’s a membership that will suit your needs.

Becoming a member of the Professional Graphic Designer Association will give you not only the recognition you have achieved throughout your career, but also to be part of a thriving community of professional designers throughout the UK and Worldwide. If you have completed obtained a professional qualification in graphic design through our accredited course providers you will be entitled to one free years membership. This will depend on the level of qualification you have achieved.

Some may be offered free membership following successful graduation from course they have completed at certain course providers. Information about this will be provided by your course provider should they be part of our accreditation status.

There are three membership, to reflect varying qualifications and experience. If you are interested in applying, we just need you to contact us and attach an up-to-date CV.

The levels of membership and subscription fees are as follows:

Associate Membership (APGDA)

This is our entry-level. To join as an Associate Member (APGDA) requires you to have trained in a graphic design-related course and can provide a portfolio of your work. You can upgrade your membership level once you have progressed further in your career and obtained further qualifications.

Annual Subscription Fee: £99

Full Membership (MPGDA)

To join as a Full Member (MPGDA) you should hold a Professional Diploma or Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communication or another related subject area or have at least five years’ experience as a professional graphic designer at a mid-weight or senior level. You will need to provide evidence of your experience and qualifications.

Annual Subscription Fee: £150

Fellow Membership (FPGDA)

PGDA Fellowship (FPGDA) is an international community of Professional Graphic Designers who are long-standing members and supporters of the PGDA’s mission. To qualify you should hold a PGDA Diploma or have several years of experience in a senior-level or creative director’s role with evidence of working at these levels.

Annual Subscription Fee: £200