In 2001, RGD released The Business of Graphic Design: A Professional’s Handbook. A second edition was released in 2004. The first of its kind, this Handbook was, and still is, the only comprehensive guide to maintaining a graphic design business in Canada. The Business of Graphic Design has made a vital contribution to the professionalism of the Canadian design industry. It is also the basis for the business section on the R.G.D. Qualification Examination.
RGD is thrilled to be developing the third edition, scheduled for release in January 2012.
The new edition will cover a range of topics, including: project and design management, pricing, hiring and staffing, marketing creative services, job hunting, business start-up, intellectual property and industry trends. Additional features include new forms and sample agreements and sample job descriptions.