Affiliate Member (aCSDm)
The Society recognises that individuals may enter any field of design practice through related activities such as ergonomics, engineering or through support areas such as model making, pattern cutting, or other technician based activities. The Society offers a platform for practicing designers and those in related fields and levels to work together to develop and promote professional practice and therefore offers Affiliate Membership in these areas.
Use the authorised title ‘Affiliate Member of the Chartered Society of Designers’ and the abbreviation aCSDm to indicate that you have been qualified and recognised by the professional body for design as practicing professionally in a design related field.
Identify your design related specialism with a unique descriptor.
Receive a personal certificate bearing the Minerva seal, signed by the President and Honorary Secretary and set in a black aluminium frame.
Take full advantage of the Society’s networks with invitations to a variety of events as well as opportunities to reach out to fellow practitioners through our social media channels and focus groups.
Participate in committee work, become an accreditation panel member for your area of specialism.
Gain access to all our digital content including magazines, reports, advice columns, book reviews, portfolio galleries and much more.
07 Professional Development
Receive discounts on selected workshops and events, as well as portfolio gym sessions and other learning opportunities to help you to develop professionally.
08 Online Portfolio
Your our own personal aCSDm 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.
Receive a confidential one-to-one advice service across a range of issues. The Society has developed a network of partnerships and collaborations in order to ensure members receive professional and affordable support in many specialist areas.
10 Professional Protection and Security
Receive preferential rates on Professional Indemnity insurance and other forms of insurance plus discounts on initiatives for Intellectual Property protection.
11 Business Opportunities
Receive notifications of design related tenders and benefit from design related opportunities through the CSD client referral service.
Advertise job vacancies in the CSD classified recruitment section free of charge and receive significant discounts on feature recruitment ads.
Stay informed of developments within the industry and the profession on a regular basis through TheDesigner and our digital channels and direct email broadcasts.
Find out about design related 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.
Application fee £75 (non-refundable)
Associate members £25
Joining fee £50
Associate members FREE