A warm welcome to the AGD, the Alliance of German Designers
Our website provides information for designers on a wide range of subjects relevant to their profession. Free-lancers just starting out will find as much of interest here as experienced designers – though part of the website is reserved for AGD members.
Prospective clients can obtain information about the approximately 3,000 AGD members and look for precisely those designers who suit the projects they have in mind. In addition, there is a wealth of information about the basic requirements for successful professional co-operation. And of course members of the general public with an interest in design are also welcome. Get to know the AGD.
EU Protection for Designs and Aesthetic Models – this way
Protection of copyright and EU aesthetic models does not depend on registering the work. But when there is a dispute it is often impossible to produce enough proof of when the designer did the creative work. PriortMart and DesignProtection offer solutions – with special conditions and additional information for AGD designers. [read more...]
Practice, reports and tips
- Worth knowing.
Cultural politics and design policy
Competition: activities and discoveries
Events of 2007
Events of 2006
GETTING THE PITCH RIGHT: BROCHURE AND SEMINARS
It’s a recurring issue: companies call for proposals and attempt to dictate dubious conditions. The art of getting the pitch right is explained in a brochure from the Association of Independent Design Studios (Verein Selbständige Design-Studios or SDSt e.V.). And the SDSt is backing up the written word with Best Practice seminars which AGD members can attend for special rates. [see report]
What She (He) Says, Matters
Communication – and its consequences! – can be described as a discipline for genuine heavyweights. On Leadership Strengths and Leadership Competence – an essay in german by Isabel von Heymann. [read...]