Affiliate Fellow (aCSDf)
As a professional body the Society recognises the role of those who underpin the profession but do not actually practice design. These include design educators, researchers, managers, historians, authors, etc. whose expertise and involvement is essential for the development of any profession in a relevant and sustainable manner. The Society provides a platform for such professionals to influence the professional design agenda and develop the profession for the benefit of the wider community and for their own personal field of practice.
Applicants will be required to complete the application form and submit key documents to evidence their status and against 3 of the 4 key criteria of the CSD Genetic Matrix™ (PSK).
Use the authorised title ‘Affiliate Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers’ and the post nominal letters aCSDf to evidence that you practice at the highest level and achieved a significant status in your design related field as recognised by the professional body for design.
Use the unique descriptor awarded to you identifying your specialist field.
Receive a signed personal certificate bearing the Minerva seal and set in a black aluminium frame.
04 Full Membership
Exemption from certain elements of the application route to full membership MCSD.
Take full advantage of the CSD’s networks with invitations and access to a variety of events as well as opportunities to reach out to fellow designers through our social media channels and focus groups.
Participate in committee work, become a CSD advisor and ambassador and CEP accreditation panel member for your specialist field.
Gain access to CSD’s digital content including magazines, reports, advice columns, book reviews, portfolio galleries and much more.
08 Professional Development
Receive discounts on selected workshops and events aimed at supporting you in your field of practice.
09 Online Portfolio
Your own personal aCSDf Level online portfolio which you can populate with contact details, links to your website and social media, professional practice details, CPD record and case studies together with images of your work.
10 Professional Protection and Security
Receive preferential rates on Professional Indemnity insurance and other forms of insurance.
Members can advertise job vacancies in the CSD Recruitment Space classified section at a discounted rate and receive significant discounts on feature recruitment advertising and campaigns.
Stay informed of developments within the industry and the profession on a regular basis through TheDesigner via our digital channels.
Find out about design exhibitions, conferences, shows, talks, debates, workshops, lectures and receive exclusive invitations and discounted rates.
Receive exclusive special offers from CSD and our partners on resources such as books, magazines, software and other materials.
Add your voice to the work undertaken by the professional body in influencing government, academia, clients and the design sector.
Opportunities to publish articles and papers in CSD media.
Application fee £75 (non-refundable)
Joining fee £50