The International Association of Designers (IAD) is an organization that protects and promotes the interests of its members through networking, dialogue and partnerships. IAD accepts award winning "associations, organizations, societies, government bodies and educational institutions" and their representatives as members.

Membership Benefits
  1. Endorsement and patronage of events organized by members.
  2. Opportunity to take part in conferences, meetings and networking events organized by the IAD.
  3. Recognition and promotion through IAD communications including IAD website, newsletter, member index and reports.
  4. Ability exchange private contacts and participate in an international forum provided by the IAD.
  5. Ability to use and integrate IAD member logo as a part of your communications.

Membership Structure

Organizational structure of the IAD is divided into two branches: Executive Branch and Member Branch. Executive Branch, also called the Board of IAD is an elected branch that is responsible for accomplishing the mission of the IAD with the help of the Member Branch. Applications are open for both Executive and Member Branch of the IAD. Based on A’ Design Award winner status, A’ Design Awards could apply for both Executive Branch and the Member Branch free of charge. Furthermore, there are no yearly fees from A’ Design Award winners.


Membership to IAD is by invitation, and is furthermore subject to fees and board approval. If you are interested in membership, you could apply for “prospective membership status”. Application fee for membership is non-refundable if your application is rejected. The first year membership fee is waived for approved applicants. To apply for “prospective membership status”, applicants are needed to pay the “prospective membership fees” and fill the “prospective membership form” which will be send upon request. Members, who wish to renew their membership, are required to fill the “membership renewal form” which could be requested from the IAD secretary.

Members who are accepted to the organization could use and integrate the IAD member logos to their communications. You can use the IAD Member mark on email signatures, online profiles, websites or printed material such as resumes or business cards to promote your membership in IAD and your professionalism.

The IAD Member Icon is an IAD member benefit and should not be shared with others who are not IAD members. The purpose of the IAD membership logo is to highlight that you are part of a larger professional group representing best practices in the industry. The logo could potentially provide further authority and trust for your organization since being a member of IAD could empower your consumers, audience and clients to reach you easier.

International Association of Designers Members are presented the IAD Membership Certificate personalized to their names. The IAD Member Certificate could be exposed in your office to highlight that you are a member in good standing of the International Association of Designers.

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