For over 50 years, IDSA has worked to advance the practice of industrial design through education, information, community, and advocacy. Our roots stretch to the beginning of the profession and our members are, and have been, some of the most celebrated industrial designers of all time. Being a part of this vibrant community means you are joining something bigger than any one individual. Your involvement helps to strengthen the industrial design profession as a whole and contributes to the boundless impact of design across business, culture, and society.  


The impact of membership

Your Career

IDSA provides a foundation for you to flourish. With rich networking and professional development opportunities, membership is a personal advantage carried by you throughout each stage of your career. Participation in IDSA unlocks doors and grants you possibilities for leadership within your community. With IDSA's support, you can build a strong foundation to drive your career forward. Whether you are just starting out or well on your way, there is always an opportunity to learn something new or give something back.

Your Craft

Your skills as a designer are your most important asset. IDSA helps you to invest in and strengthen your skillset through immersive professional development content and engaging events that are specifically curated to advance your ability to design with authority, confidence, and proficiency. 

Your Community

Connecting to other designers is one of the most powerful and tangible results of joining IDSA. Your membership makes it possible for chapters across the country to create meeting places for designers to share knowledge and make long-lasting connections. Our expansive network of designers covers the globe and instantly becomes available to you upon joining IDSA.


Unparallelled opportunities

Instant connection to your local design community through an IDSA Professional Chapter.

INNOVATION magazine is your resource for in-depth features on industrial design, strategic methodologies, and emerging design trends.

Exclusive access to IDSA's membership-only online community and profile network.

Deep discounts and first access to design events, webinars, awards, and more.

Leadership opportunities to participate in and actively contribute to the design community in your city.

Stay in the know with design inspiration delivered straight to your inbox via the monthly designBytes e-newsletter.

Your Name, IDSA appellation, which signifies your affiliation with the most prestigious industrial design association in the world.

So much more!


Membership classifications


For undergraduate and graduate students studying industrial design

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

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

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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.

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

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

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