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APDF Membership


The membership categories are provided as follows:

Professional Membership, Enterprise Membership/Group member, Council membership, Network Membership,Honorary membership, Lifetime Membership

APDF Membership Application Form >>>



Membership-Application-Form.pdf


Professional Membership
In order to receive regular membership the qualified member must be involved in major projects and be responsible for the management of these projects. Projects can be related to planning and design, landscape design, architectural design, interior design, product design, graphic design, advertising design, stage design, education, construction and production; or be engaged in the fields of product design, instrument design, equipment design, packaging, transportation, environment, information systems or related design services. The candidate must have strict professional training and have a minimum of 1-2 years professional work experience. Additionally, he/she must be a full-time participant in any of the above activities (80% of time dedicated to design). After the membership review, the committee will submit their decision to accept or deny the candidate’s application to be admitted as a regular member.


Enterprise Membership / group membership

A commercial enterprise partner in relevant design activities can become a corporate member of the Federation. Enterprises with independent legal representative status and industrial certification that have been practicing for more than three years can apply or be recommended to the Federation by active members. This membership is also open to design industry suppliers, product entrepreneurs, user experience and interaction design research institutes, design centers, or related consultancy services.


Director membership

Work as landscape、architecture、interior design、product design、graphic design、education、production、construction etc., or you work as product、instrument、equipment、package、transportation、environment、information system or relevant design service, and not only possess professional working experience for above 12 years, but also have outstanding achievements, or have conducted strictly professional study, and possess professional working experience for above 10 years and have outstanding achievements. Or senior designer、expert professor and designing construction senior management personnel who have at least more than 80% time and energy to spend on architecture、interior design and relevant work;  Relevant personnel who voluntarily  and actively participate league team building、academic communication、activities organization。


Network membership

The applicant should be involved in one or more of the following: engaged in design planning, landscape design, architecture design, interior design, product design, graphic design, advertising design, stage design, education, production, construction work, etc.; work in the industry of products, instruments, equipment, packaging, transportation, environment, information systems; be a design service practitioner in a related field or student in higher education at a professional college. Work experience for this membership is not limited.


Lifetime Membership

The lifetime membership is given only to specialized or above level APDF members that have been part of APDF for at least ten consecutive years. These individuals are engaged in design, have retired from their respective design-related education career, or are professional members who have made important contributions for APDF.


Honorary Membership
With the council’s agreement, those who have made outstanding contributions to the association or significant support to the profession are to be granted with an honorary membership with certificate.


Admission Process

 

 




The Membership Application Procedure
1.Log-in and apply online
2.Pay the fee
3.Become an APDF member
4.Membership Confirmation
5.Certification
6.Get contact

1.Enter the APDF website page and fill out and submit the registration information table, through pre qualification by the APDF membership Center, If in accordance with the terms of membership, you will receive a notification letter (Preliminary) members of the audit;

2, Enter your member space and upload your representative work case 2- 3;

APDF Member Center  will examine and confirm membership, identify your membership type and the final confirmation of membership;

3, APDF Member Center will send you admission notice and pay membership dues;

4, Membership certificate and related certification information will be issued by the APDF member center.


Member Priority

Professional Membership

Regular APDF Professional membership holders can enjoy the following services:

● Free access to the member online directory;
● Free disclosure of the online membership directory;
● Opportunity to become a special expertise member;
● Entitled to the priority to be invited to design lectures and salon activities hosted by the federation;
● Entitled to the priority to promote in the international publication or media;
● Entitled to the applications on the official website, announcement in the journal of member profiles, and personal work display;
● Entitled to the applications of cooperation requirements, information dynamics, and professional articles on the APDF website;
● Free registration to the design webinar series (career/professional development);
● Free subscription to the electronic and printed version of the professional magazines;
● Free and unlimited browsing APDF video highlights;;
● Free access to design case studies and promotion of your products in such studies;
● Discounts on training courses hosted by APDF;
● The privilege of joining IAI Design Awards;
● Enjoy various corresponding qualifications through IAI Design Awards;
● Discounts for an annual regional design conference;
● Discounts on your company's advertising on online/entities or forums;
● Entitled to votes regarding all members, including election qualification (can be granted a position in a local or national branch at all levels of the organization);
● Entitled to free distribution or reservations and receive free magazine publications regularly or intermittently;


Enterprise Membership/Group member

● Free view of the name list of members;

● Free access to to the online membership directory;
● Free to become a special expertise member;

● Invitation to alliance design lectures and salon activities;
● Entitled to the priority to be invited to design lectures and salon activities hosted by the federation;
● Entitled to the priority to promote in the international publication or media;
● Entitled to the applications on the official website, announcement in the journal of member profiles, and personal work display;
● Entitled to the applications of cooperation requirements, information dynamics, and professional articles on the APDF website;
● Free registration to the design webinar series (career/professional development);
● Discounts on training courses hosted by APDF;


Network Membership

Network APDF membership holders can enjoy the following services:

● Free access to the online member directory;

● Invited to seminars and design salon activities sponsored by APDF;

● Free and unlimited browsing APDF video highlights;;

● Access to sign up for training courses sponsored by APDF;

● Access to participate in IAI design competitions;

● Access to attend APDF annual regional conferences;

● Access to advertise online in APDF publications and forums;

● Unable to vote and be elected;

● Unable to hold a post in any organization;

● Charge to read and book any related publications.  


Honorary membership

In addition to the existing rights of professional members, life member can also enjoy the following services

● Share contacts and information between new and old members to provide a resource of communication methods and help pass down APDF tradition;
● Be informed of all of the latest progress through a variety of APDF publications;

● Receive scholarships, honors, and other substantial prizes depending on your actual contributions.

Lifetime Membership

Excluding the pre-existing professional membership rights, life members will also enjoy the following services:

● Share forms of communication between new and old members in order to inherit the traditions of APDF;

● Be informed of all of the latest progress through a variety of APDF publications;

● Receive scholarships, honors, and other substantial prizes depending on your actual contributions.

The Membership Fee Standard

Personal membership: 150 $ / 3 years  

Enterprise membership/group member :900 $ / 3 years

Council memership: 4500 $ / 3 years

Network membership:   free membership dues

Honorary membership:   free membership dues

Lifetime membership:    free membership dues        

Membership Dues

1.After you receive the membership approval you will receive an APDF member approval notification letter within 48 hours. Please check the information carefully and remit the membership fees according to your membership category. The member center will call to remind the applicant of such at the same time. If you do not pay the membership fees within one week, your member account and password will not be retained. Subsequently, if you wish to reapply you will need to fill out the application form again.
2. Members shall renew their membership fee within the prescribed time in the second years. The member center will send out emails 15 working days before the membership fee expires and will call to remind members of such. Members who fail to pay membership dues before the due date will automatically be assumed to have discontinued their membership. Following such, the APDF website member center will remove the subject member information.

For additional information: You need to pay 3% of the tax, the Organizing Committee can provide the invoice or voucher.

Method of payment

Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai Municipal Branch

Account: Shanghai Kuan Di Culture Development Co., Ltd.

Account Number: 1001269209300014992

Beneficiary Bank Swift Code: ICBKCNBJSHI