How to become an official IDSA student member online: follow the link below and then follow the directions at the bottom of the screen.

"IDSA represents the largest association of industrial designers in the world from many different countries and related fields. It is a vibrant, engaged membership that at its core is part of the product-creating design community.

Members have the opportunity get involved and help develop the profession of Industrial Design through a diverse number of outlets, including: leading and/or participating in activities at the chapter level; serving as experts in their area of expertise by running special interest sections; submitting an article for publication or a session for presentation at a conference; participating in competitions, portfolio reviews and mentoring.

At the national level, the member-elected Board of Directors represents the society and design at functions with government, the media, education, businesses and at international events. IDSA members are practitioners in both consulting and corporate design, design educators, affiliates in related fields, recent entrants into the design field and design students. Many members make valuable networking connections through the society that are lifelong. IDSA is a home for designers away from the pressures and intensity of business practice.

New or Renewing Memberships

This secure site allows you to join or renew your IDSA membership. By joining/renewing, you will be able to take advantage of the benefits IDSA membership offers, including special discounts on event registration and publications as well as access to health insurance, special members-only content and much, much more. Follow the instructions below to get started.

If you are an existing member and need to renew, just login and click on the MYIDSA link to access the Member Portal to manage your membership.

If at any time you need assistance, contact the IDSA Membership Department at 703.707.6000 during regular business hours (9-5 ET, M-F) or e-mail jillr@idsa.org.

Description of Membership Categories

Professional Membership is available to any citizen or resident of North America who has at least an undergraduate degree in industrial design or a related design discipline, and/or appropriate professional experience and whose primary professional responsibility as a practitioner or educator is the industrial design of products, instruments, equipment, packages, transportation, environments, information systems or related design services.$375 per year.

Young Professional Membership $125 for the first year after graduation and $250 for the second through fifth years following graduation.

International Membership is available to any designer who is neither a citizen nor a resident in North America $375 per year.

Life Membership is available to any individual retired from active design practice who has been a Professional member of IDSA for at least 10 consecutive preceding years.

Affiliate Membership is available to any individual not eligible for other forms of membership (e.g., vendors serving the design industry, non-designers working for design firms or corporations, etc.). $375 per year.

Student Membership is available to students attending any college or university in North America. $50 per year.

Member Login

Use the Login block to the right, then select MYIDSA to access member benefits. You may also Login here.

Use this link if you have forgotton your password.

Become a Member

Ready to join? The first steps towards membership online is to create a login. Then go to the Online Store and select "Membership" from the dropdown menu and hit the "Go" button or use this link.

There is no fee charged at this stage for Professional, International, or Young Professional membership. Following review of your application, you will be notified by email and sent a link to provide payment for your membership. Membership becomes effective following receipt of payment. "

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