Professional Subject Associations (UK):

Chartered Society of Designers 

World wide chartered membership organisation and charity, dedicated to furthering design practices. Information on membership, events, training and jobs.

D&AD: Global Association for Creative Advertising & Design Awards

D&AD represents global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity. https://www.dandad.org/

Design Business Association

UK organisation promoting best practices in the product design industry. http://www.dba.org.uk

Design Council

Helps people and organisations in business, education, public services and government understand design and use it effectively as part of their strategy. www.designcouncil.org.uk

Professional Subject Associations (International):

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)

The profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members— they aim to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. www.aiga.org

International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD)

A professional body run by and for typographers, graphic designers and educators. The Society has an international membership who share and support its aim to create and inspire interest in all forms of typographic communication.