Applying for Membership
Potential professional members are required to support their application by submitting a full CV, together with a minimum of six, and a maximum of ten examples of their typographic design work, including background information on one project. Design concept, typographic competence, creativity, scope and presentation are all considered by the ISTD review board.
Applying to join through the academic route
Candidates working solely in design education must support their application with a signed letter, from their college or university, referencing and endorsing their expertise and competence; and confirming that they have been teaching full-time in graphic or typographic design education for a minimum of five years.
Specialist fields related to typography
Membership is also open to design writers, theorists and critics who have a significant involvement in typography and graphic design and can show a high standard of competence in their specialist field. Application should be supported by a full CV referencing the candidate's contribution to typography or graphic design in the communications industry media, together with six examples of published work; and supported by written endorsement of two or more current ISTD Members or Fellows.