As a member of Illustratörcentrum you have access to all our services, special offers, courses, lectures as well as having your own portfolio on our website. As a member, you also have the opportunity to participate in our annual catalogue Swedish Illustrators & Graphic Designers which is mailed free of charge to over 2500 clients, and distributed at trade fairs and events. The annual fee is 400 sek, if you are also a member of the Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers you only pay half of the fee.
All applications are considered individually by an elected committee which meets four times a year. The assessment is based on samples of your work: they must prove that you are a visual-communication professional (illustration, graphic design and/or animation). See information below on submitting samples. If you’ve completed a relevant degree you automatically qualify: read more below about approved institutions. Fill out your application and submit it digitally along with the work samples.
Samples of Work
Applications are assessed on the basis of samples of your work. These are to consist of:
– 5 published and paid commissions from at least 3 different clients
– The commissions will have been completed within the last 3 years.
Please note: It is important that you validate the work with invoices or contracts showing that fees were paid for each commission, and stating that you are the work’s creator. Also attach certificates proving any relevant education and training, as well as any grants and scholarships you’ve been awarded.
A Completed University-level Degree in Illustration, Graphic Design or Animation Qualifies You Directly.
Degrees that make you eligible for direct membership after graduation include those from University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), HDK, Beckmans College of Design, Berghs School of Communication, Forsbergs, Brobygrafiska, Mälardalen University’s Education in Information Design, the serial and pictorial story-telling program at the University of Gävle, and Animated Film at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Equivalent degrees from abroad are also eligible.
If you are uncertain as to whether your education qualifies you for membership, please contact us. To apply after the completion of your degree, send in your graduation certificate.
Illustratörcentrum is a nationwide association working for illustrators and graphic designers across Sweden, with branches in the west, north and south. The Illustratörcentrum branches arrange local activities such as exhibitions, courses and social events for members, creating contacts between those involved.