As a member of designaustria you benefit from

… a strong voice
designaustria offers a competent representation of designers’ interests and, being the mouthpiece of designers, communicates with the media, the general public, authorities, policymakers, and educational facilities.

… networking
designaustria offers a strong network within the Austrian design scene and to its international partners. Members have the possibility to join ExpertsClusters, where they can bundle their specific knowledge and share it with colleagues, users, and everyone interested.

… service
designaustria is located at the heart of Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier and offers its members free personal advice on five days a week, such as on problems related to social security or the calculation of fees; the use of the PaperPoint information centre; and numerous other services, including free access to model contracts and legal information relevant for the profession.

… protection
designaustria stands up for a fair legal framework, assists its members in issues of copyright and intellectual property, as well as other relevant matters, offering a network of specialists, legal counsel, and tailor-made insurance packages at special rates for members.

… information
designaustria membership comprises the reception of all periodical publications issued by designaustria free of charge, including a free subscription of ‘designaustria-Mitteilungen’ (4 issues per year), reduced rates for professional literature and magazine subscriptions, and the IAA’s International Identity Card for Professional Artists, which entitles holders to free admission to museums around the world.

… publicity
designaustria members are offered the possibility to present their personal portfolios and company profiles via our diverse print and online media and publicise their successes and news. They can also publish free ads offering or looking for jobs, workspace, etc. on our online exchange platform.

… benefits
designaustria members benefit from free or reduced participation in seminars, events, and design competitions, etc., discounts in specialised shops, and free admission to designforum Wien, Steiermark, Tirol, and Vorarlberg throughout the year. They also have the possibility to rent the designforum facilities at reduced rates on a daily basis for their meetings and events.

.… recognition
Free membership with Bildrecht GmbH – the Austrian collecting society in the sphere of visual copyright – is included and can be activated with a single click.