People often ask after the CSD whom have accredited our entire studio, and company through their Design Association accreditation scheme.
Please note we are also launching a CSD regional focus group so anyone one interested in attending, members and non-members alike, should email the CSD on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the basic facts about the CSD:
With over 3000 members in 34 countries, it is the world’s largest chartered body of professional designers and is unique in representing designers across a number of disciplines.
The CSD itself is governed by Royal Charter and as such it is obliged to operate to the highest professional standards. Its membership structure is also set out within the charter.
The Society is also a registered charity and adheres to best practice as a membership organisation, working to and within Charity Commission guidelines at all times.
The Society is not a trade body or association and full corporate membership (MCSD, FCSD or HonFCSD) is only awarded to qualified designers who must also prove their professional capability during an admission assessment. Additional levels of associate and graduate membership are also available.
If a designer has MCSD™ or FCSD™ after their name you can be assured you are working with an experienced professional.
The Society exists to promote design the sound principles of design as a profession, to further design practice and encourage the development and study of design techniques for the benefit of all.
In so doing, as a charity and membership organisation, it seeks to secure and promote a professional body of designers for the benefit of the profession, the creative industry, the wider business community and the public.
More information can be found on their website.