Charlie Tapper member, Graphic Design
John Graham fellow Chartered Designer, Graphic Design
Alexander Ashworth fellow, Graphic Design
Andy Fuller member, Graphic Design
Stephen Page fellow, Graphic Design
Denis Mallet member, Graphic Design
Corin Martin member, Graphic Design
Peter Karn member, User Experience Design
Chartered Society of Designers the internationally recognised body for the design profession, providing support and guidance for designers at every stage of their career 'from learning to earning'™.
Membership of CSD signals to clients, employers and the design profession internationally you have been recognised by the leading professional design body as practicing to the highest standards.
Members benefit from the use of post nominal letters, certificates, membership marques, signboards and online portfolios enabling them to promote their professional achievement to the public.
We are the internationally recognised professional body for designers practicing in all disciplines, benchmarking and accrediting best professional design practice and study.
04 Public Benefit
As a registered charity we provide public benefit by promoting, qualifying and maintaining professional standards for designers.
Our international programmes, initiatives, benefits, services and advice support designers in practice, those studying and teaching design and design users whether in the public or private sector.
We have developed a unique framework for the profession, CPSK™ against which professional design practice is benchmarked and which underpins design practice, education, training and accreditation. It has been specifically designed to harmonises with frameworks adopted by other professions raising the level of professional design internationally.
We have been granted exclusive powers by HM Queen Elizabeth II to hold The Register of Chartered Designers enabling the award of Chartered Designer which is conferred to members in their design specialism.
We designed, developed and offer the international Course Endorsement Programme which supports, benefits and acknowledges design courses preparing students for a career as professional designers.
We offer membership categories internationally to suit designers at every stage in their professional career and to engage with those practicing in design related fields.
We represent the interests of professional designers to sector stakeholders and ensure there are communication channels available for designers to influence developments affecting their profession wherever they practice.
Our members are encouraged to continually develop their competencies for the benefit of their employers and clients ultimately benefitting the public. A range of events, tools and modules are provided to assist our members.
A range of activities, events and social media channels allows our members the opportunity to connect and engage with others either in their own design field or in other design disciplines as well as with those in education and related practice.
We provide our members with opportunities for business development through inclusion on Find-a-Designer and specific matchmaking events, nationally and internationally, organised by both the public and private sectors.
Whatever the situation, we are there to support our members and either offer one-to-one counselling on a range of matters or partner with others to provide the specific expertise required.
Our members benefit from a range of discounts and special offers including: books, events, exhibitions, conferences, insurances, software, business services, etc.
We keep the design sector up to date with TheDesigner for practitioners and OnCourse for those in education. Our full range of social media channels allows multi-way communications and we broadcast specific emails targeted to members’ interests.
As a member of CSD you are welcome to participate in any of our initiatives such as: assessing, working on accreditation panels, sitting on committees, visiting schools and universities, giving talks, participating at exhibitions, sitting on advisory boards, etc.
We offer a variety of awards spanning all levels of design practice: CEP annual student prizes, Minerva Medal, Honorary Membership and Fellowship plus prizes and competitions in collaboration with other entities.
We administer the Anice Alexander fund, British Institute of Interior Design fund, Life fund, Chartered Society of Designers Trust fund and others. All support various aspects of design practice and education.
We maintain a complete archive of journals dating back to the 1930s together with membership data spanning decades. Other publications in the archive provide insights into the development of the profession since 1930. Members regularly donate material to the archive and we are always happy to house such artefacts.
This enables us to engage with a wide audience to promote professional design practice and our members. It also enables us to more readily fulfil our public benefit remit. We collaborate on research, training, professional development, education and other initiatives.
We inspire: those seeking career information to consider all design areas, design students to excel in their study of design, academic staff with innovative programmes and briefs, design practitioners to continually develop their professional competences and professionals in related fields to collaborate with designers.
Our database of designers covering almost a century provides invaluable material that is able to inform the academic study of the profession and offers a wealth of statistical information now being complimented by our regular design surveys providing current data and future trends.
Our programmes of support, benefits and services are all structured to protect designers working across all design disciplines as much as possible. In protecting designers we in turn protect clients, customers and consumers.
We are pre-eminate in setting, maintaining, promoting and upholding the standards for best professional design practice.
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Featured - 07.11.19
44th AGM 2019
The 44th Annual general Meeting of the Society will be held on 28th November 2019 in central London. The venue for the event is near to Tate Modern so why not take in some culture, have a bite to eat around South Bank, attend the AGM and then meet old and new friends during the […]
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