Being a part of DesCan allows me to have a voice in the direction our industry takes. It provides me with a guiding body for resources and ethics that help in my career. Clients can trust that I’m not just someone that has Photoshop or Illustrator. They know they are getting a qualified and experienced designer that will do their best to listen to their needs and translate their vision into the appropriate medium to reach their audience. The networking, resources, meet-ups, conferences provided by DesCan help me to accomplish this

Tim Richer

Advancing into the industry. Pursuing and developing your areas of focus and contributing to the shape of design communications. 

You’ve hit a big milestone by completing your formal education. You may be working for an employer or have started working independently in the industry.

You’ve learned a lot, but you know there is even more ahead. It’s an exploratory and pivotal time in your career and key years in your overall professional development are happening now.

Belonging to your professional community, establishing and expanding your network, and sharpening your overall value to the design communications industry are markers of success. DesCan can assist you and help you develop this new structure.

You’re looking for support, guidance, and to network. You also appreciate the social aspect of the design industry and its culture.  You’re setting your sights, focusing your aim, becoming CDP™ Certified may be on the horizon for you. You need a runway to facilitate all of this.

The Associate membership is designed for emerging professionals who have completed their design education and are transitioning into the industry. Associate members also have the opportunity to contribute by becoming a DesCan Board Member. Join us for career-long support, community, and connection.


Your voice counts. Start getting more from and contributing more to the design communications industry.

Associate Membership

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Membership Fee

$150per year

Membership includes

  • Accorded title of DesCan Associate
  • Mentoring opportunities with CDP Certified
  • Attend DesCan events
  • Attend Business Case events
  • Board Member opportunities
  • DesCan Slack community