IDSA Membership

 

Membership in IDSA is first and foremost an investment in yourself. It is an outward statement of your dedication to the profession of industrial design and aligns your shared passion for design with thousands of other designers across the globe. We are pleased to provide a carefully curated membership structure which grows with you as your career progresses. Additionally, we also offer options for teams of designers and companies who aim to elevate their profile while benefiting from discounted membership packages.


Membership classifications

Student
$50 / year
Your Name, S/IDSA

For undergraduate and graduate students studying industrial design.

Student members are encouraged to serve as officers within their student chapter and collaborate with professional chapters in their local design community.

To become a student member, you must be currently enrolled at a college or university, pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in industrial design or related design discipline.

A student membership may be held for up to 5 years while enrolled in a college or university.

North American based student members receive a hard copy of INNOVATION Yearbook of Design Excellence only. All other issues can be viewed electronically. 

International students receive all INNOVATION issues electronically.

Student members do not vote on matters placed before the membership or serve on the Board of Directors.

Young Professional
$150 / year
Your Name, IDSA

For recent graduates (1-5 years post graduation) entering the workforce seeking an edge on the competition.

Young Professional members are encouraged to serve as officers within their local chapter and become leaders within the design community.

To become a Young Professional member,  you must have earned an undergraduate or advanced degree in industrial design or related design discipline within the past 1 - 5 years.

North American based Young Professional members receive a hard copy of all INNOVATION magazine issues and can vote on matters placed before the membership or serve on the Board of Directors.

Your Name, I/IDSA. International Young Professional members receive all INNOVATION magazine issues electronically and do not vote on matters placed before the membership or serve on the Board of Directors.

Professional
$375 / year
Your Name, IDSA

For established designers looking to advance their career through community engagement and professional development.

Professional members may serve as officers within their local chapter and become leaders within design community.

To become a Professional member, you must have earned an undergraduate or advanced degree in industrial design or related design discipline and/or have appropriate professional experience (as an educator or working professional, with primary responsibility in the design of products, instruments, equipment, packages, transportation, environments, etc.).

North American based Professional members receive a hard copy of all INNOVATION magazine issues and can vote on matters placed before the membership or serve on the Board of Directors.

Your Name, I/IDSA. International Professional members receive all INNOVATION magazine issues electronically and do not vote matters on placed before the membership or serve on the Board of Directors.

 

Affiliate
$375 / year
Your Name, A/IDSA

For all individuals who love design but may not hold an industrial design degree or who serve in a non-industrial design role within their organization.

Affiliate members receive all the benefits of a Professional membership status however they do not vote on matters placed before the membership or serve on the Board of Directors.

 

Group
Variable Pricing

For a team of designers or design educators to enroll in individual memberships together and receive a discounted membership rate.

Individuals in a Group Membership receive Professional membership status.

Teams of 3 — 5
$275 each / year

Teams of 6 — 10
$250 each / year

Teams of 11 — 15 
$225 each / year

Teams of 16 — 20 
$200 each / year

Teams of 21 or more 
$175 each / year

Contact Phil Assante for additional information about Group Membership packages for your team. philipa@idsa.org   703.707.6000 x 103

Ambassador
Variable Pricing

For companies or universities who are champions of industrial design and are advocates for their workforce of designers or faculty at the highest level.

Ambassadors receive media recognition and cross promotional placement across many of IDSA media touchpoints.

As valued thought leaders, Ambassadors may submit (or be asked to submit) editorial content for IDSA.org and INNOVATION magazine and be invited to present at regional or national conference events throughout the year.

Organizations holding Ambassador status receive a complimentary premium listing on IDSA’s Find A Firm page. This is a $900 benefit if purchased separately.

Ambassadors also receive discounts and invitations to exclusive IDSA events throughout the year. 

Contact Carrie Green for additional information about Ambassador packages.
carrieg@idsa.org   703.707.6000 x 100