WHY JOIN SIAD?
Membership of SIAD signals to your clients, to your employers and to other practitioners that you are committed to delivering the very highest standards in your work and business methods. Full Membership (MSIAD) and Fellowship (FSIAD) demonstrates that your commitment has been certified by an international body.
SIAD has a membership progression route to recognise creative professionals at every stage in their professional career; from Diploma Member (DipSIAD), Member (MSIAD) and Fellow (FSIAD) to the coveted distinction of Master Designer™.
Promotion and Credibility
All members of SIAD benefit from the use of post-nominal letters indicating their level of membership, certificates and membership marques to use on their websites, advertising, stationery and signboards to promote their professional achievement and accrediting best practice in their profession.
Continual Professional Development (CPD)
All members of SIAD - from Diploma Member to Master Designer™ - are encouraged to continually develop their creative and professional competencies. This not only benefits the career progression of the individual member but also benefits their clients or employer and, ultimately, society at large.
Personal and Professional Standards
SIAD seeks to inspire its members to achieve and uphold the highest personal and professional standards. It encourages its professional members to support and seek accreditation from the professional body in their own country. In the UK, for example, this is the Chartered Society of Designers (the CSD website is here) which "provides support and guidance for designers at every stage of their career."
Networking and Collaboration
A range of SIAD promoted online activities and events provides our members with opportunities to connect with other practitioners in their particular creative discipline, with those in other creative disciplines and with allied and support disciplines that are essential to success in the modern world.
SIAD engages with a diverse international creative community to ensure that the interests of its members are represented and that a two-way information flow is maintained. News and market intelligence is communicated through a series of 'Creative Briefings' sent directly to our members' email addresses.