JOIN FOR THE JOY OF IT.
You’ll sign up for the benefits. You’ll stay for the camaraderie.
We’re where creative minds align.
Since 1953, we’ve fostered vibrant exchanges among unique thinkers so members can score: Jobs, friends, and ideas to get inspired and grow their career!
Ok, so what’s it take to join this community-focused organization?
A smidge of time! Lectures, workshops, award shows, and happy hours vary in length. Join us for everything we offer, or attend just a few events to fit your schedule.
ADCMW benefit packed membership levels:
Studio Flex: $490
A team-centric plan, that allows for flexibility on an individual level as well as community support & engagement on an organizational level.
- All benefits included in Design Innovator level.
- Up-to eight (8) annual individual flex memberships.
- Three (3) quarterly job board submissions.
- One (1) annual program community supporter sponsorship listed on the ADCMW website among other community supporters.
- Discounted ADCMW Gala entry pricing and preferred seating.
Design Innovator: $150
- All benefits included in Design Professional level.
- Free entry to all industry-leading lecture series events ($30–40 for non-members).
- Free entry to exclusive, member-only events.
- Discounts on entries to our prestigious Annual Show design competition.
- Discounted ADCMW Gala entry pricing.
- One (1) free job board submission per year in addition to 50% off all additional job postings on the ADCMW website.
Design Professional: $65
- Discounted entry to all industry-leading lecture series events.
- Early-bird sign-ups to our workshops each year (which typically sell out).
- Instant feedback to ANY question you have via an exclusive list of nearly 500 DC-area art directors, agencies, and creative individuals.
Rising Star: $35
A membership level just for students. Individuals must be current students studying in the field of visual communications, IxD, UX, art, photography, illustration, and/or graphic design.
Student Member Benefits:
- Same AWEsome benefits as found under Design Professional membership.
- Discounts on entries to ADCMW student only design competition The Real Show.
- Free admission to student only events.