Aiap - Italian Graphic Design Association
Mostly in Italian language
American Institute of Graphic Arts The US equivalent to AGDA, and probably the largest graphic design associations in the world. Events, publications, resources and issues for US graphic designers.
British Design & Art Direction (D&AD)
Longstanding UK design association with strong ties to both advertising and graphic design.
Design Business Association (DBA), UK
The UK Design Business Association exists to promote professional excellence through productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry to champion effective design which improves the quality of people's lives.
Design Council, UK
A UK, government-funded foundation with multi-disciplinary coverage and a mandate to foster the use of design by corporations, through direct action and via trade association relationships. Some great resources and case studies. Strong bias towards product design, but definitely worth a look.
Design Institute of Australia
Graphic Designers of Canada
Canadian equivalent to AGDA. Have an interesting Designer Accreditation system in place, but no concrete results from this program as yet.
Society For Environmental Graphic Design
SEGD is an interdisciplinary design association, founded in 1973 to promote the professional development and understanding of environmental graphic design, (EGD) a diverse field that includes the planning, design and specifying of graphic elements in the built and natural environment. EGD work includes signage, wayfinding systems, mapping, exhibit design, themed environments, retail spaces, sports facilities and campus design.
AGDA – the professional platform for design excellence
AGDA is the industry authority on all matters pertaining to Graphic Design and is available for comment on industry issues. Formed in 1988 to facilitate the advancement of Australian graphic design, AGDA is recognised as the peak professional body representing graphic design in this country.
As the profession’s industry authority AGDA is available for comment on design issues of public and corporate interest and is uniquely equipped to present the concerns of the industry in a balanced and objective manner.
Media bodies and other interested parties can contact the Association via the AGDA website at our National contact page