Membership

UDA carefully reviews applications with pride and without prejudice.



General Application Requirements

– Application Deadline: Apply once a year before the third Monday of November
– Apply either self-motivation by the applicant or recommended by a UDA member.
– Minimum qualification: Professionals, educators, and researchers in Communication Design.
– Strong considerations: Your achievements in the field or/and your participation record in the previous UDA activities.

Membership Categories

– Director: Must participate in four activities in two years to become an Executive Director. 
– Executive Director: Must participate in at least one event a year to maintain the position.
– Corporate Member: Annual Renewal

Membership Fees

– First-time Membership Fee: us$100 for the first year
– Annual Membership Fee: us$50/a year
– Lifetime Membership Fee: us$500/one time
– Corporate Member Fee: us$500/a year
– Sponsor Member Fee: us$500/per event


First time UDA Member Membership Application Process (Application deadline is the first Monday of December)

  1. Fill out a UDA Director Membership application form.
  2. Send your application form, headshot photo image (JPEG image, 500px x 500px, RGB, 72dpi), and ten best design/artworks (JPEG image, 500px x 500px, RGB, 72dpi) via applyuda@gmail.com. The application deadline is the first Monday of November.
  3. After your application review by the UDA Headquarters, we will send you the result (Accepted or Rejected) via e-mail by the second Monday of November.
  4. You must pay your first-time membership fee (us$100) by the first Monday of December. After the first year, the annual membership fee is $50. We use only the PayPal method to receive your payment.
  5. Design your introduction pages (2-page layout) for the UDA Annual using the provided InDesign template. Please follow the instruction from “New Member_UDA Annual_Manual.pdf.” Submit your files (InDesign, PDF, and linked jpeg images with 300dpi, CMYK, 100%) by the first Monday of December.
  6. Your information will be published on the website and in upcoming publications.
  7. You can participate in all UDA Events.

UDA Corporate Member Membership Application Process (Application deadline is the on-going process)

  1. Fill out a UDA Corporate Membership application form
  2. Send your application form, headshot photo image (JPEG image, 500px x 500px, RGB, 72dpi), a corporate identity logo (Adobe Illustrator EPS file), and ten best design/artworks (JPEG image, 500px x 500px, RGB, 72dpi) via applyuda@gmail.com. The application deadline is the first Monday of November.
  3. After your application review by the UDA Headquarter, we will send you the result (Accepted or Rejected) via e-mail by the second Monday of November.
  4. You must pay your Annual Corporate Membership fee (us$500) by the first Monday of December. We use only the PayPal method to receive your payment.
  5. Design your introduction pages (2-page layout) for the UDA Annual using the provided InDesign template. Please follow the instruction from “New Member_UDA Annual_Manual.pdf.” Submit your files (InDesign, PDF, and linked jpeg images with 300dpi, CMYK, 100%) by the first Monday of December.
  6. Your information will be published on the website and in upcoming publications.
  7. You can participate in all UDA Events.

Download an Application Form


UDA Memberships and Benefits Chart

Category FactDirectorBranchCorporateSponsorNon-member
Membership Fees*First-time Director Membership Fee is $100Annual$50$500$500N/AN/A
Life$500N/AN/AN/AN/A
Per EventN/AN/AN/A$500N/A
Basic
Benefits
General use of Uniteddesigns.org
Full member profile on Uniteddesigns.org
Maintain portfolio in Uniteddesigns.org
Contribute news/articles to UnitedDesigns.org
Receive e-mail announcements
Opportunity to use UDA as an Event Name Sponsor
Opportunity to host a UDA event
Opportunity to participate UDA Webinars
Invited
Opportunity to be an Executive Director
Opportunity to be a Juror (Cannot submit to the competition)
Invited
Recommend potential UDA Directors
Participate in Annual Members’ Showcase
Including free UDA memberships105
Place an Ad in the publications as a sponsor
Minor

Minor

Major
  Free UDA Annuals (PDF) 
UDA Annual International Design CompetitionMember’s students can submit up to two designs per competitions for free.
Signs, Systems, and Letterform Marks (SSL)Submit designs
Poster DesignSubmit designs
Idea DesignSubmit designs
UDA AnnualShowcaseSubmit a page for the Annual Showcase
UDA WebinarsSpecific TopicsPropose and operate a webinar
All UDA Webinars are invitation only.
Invited
UDA MedallionsUDA MedallionHonored as a UDA Medallion
Invited
UDA Annual
Research
Papers
Design BehaviorSubmit papers


Confirmed by UDA Headquarters [07.2020]