Based in London, the Society of Illustrators, Artists and Designers is an organisation that exists to support, encourage and provide professional accreditation for illustrators, artists and designers at every stage of their career. SIAD is not a trade body or membership society, it is an organisation that promotes and recognises the highest standards of achievement in the practice of illustration, art and design, and works to encourage public appreciation of those creative endeavours.
Accreditation by SIAD is open to all practitioners in all creative disciplines, wherever they are in the world. SIAD is an inclusive organisation offering real and practical benefits to all accredited professionals. The board of SIAD believes in fairness and equity and it values diversity in all its dealings, both as an accreditation organisation and as an employer. SIAD aims to embed its equality and diversity values into every day practice, policies and procedures so that equality and diversity are the norm for all.
Accreditation by SIAD is an indication of professional experience and competence that will be recognised by the international creative community. SIAD provides accredited professionals with a platform on which to promote their work to the widest possible international audience. The board of SIAD believes that personal income should not be a barrier to accreditation and therefore strives to keep the annual cost of individual accreditation at a very modest level.