We formed in 2015 with the aim of representing, championing and showcasing the role of the Graphic Designer within the Art Department.
A self-governing body, we have come together to discuss issues, share resources and represent our members interests.
Our members work on a wide range of productions from independent and micro-budget projects to internationally released major motion pictures and high end television productions.
Joining the Union
We offer our members a wide range of benefits including access to high quality job listings, networking opportunities (including virtual and in person workshops and forums), membership directory listing and social events.
We offer two different membership levels to new applicants based on experience.
If you've got 2 or more graphic design credits*
If you've not yet got the credits required
The Graphics Union only post job listings based in the UK. Employers in the UK have a legal obligation to check the eligibility to work of all individuals they employ. You will need to show proof of your right to work in the UK to your employer before you can be employed.
We do not conduct eligibility checks ourselves but we do not recommend applying for positions until you have confirmed your right to work.
We have published further advice on right to work and visa applications.
Credits must have been earned within the art department in any of the following roles: graphic art director, lead graphic designer, graphic designer, graphics assistant, assistant graphic designer.
Credits must be from either a film or television production that has had either a cinematic, broadcast or streaming on demand release.
We will also ask for you to provide 2 referees who can vouch for you as someone working in Film and TV industry. Referees must be currently working in the industry. We will only contact your referees if further verification is required.
Payment & Refunds
The yearly membership fee can be paid as an auto-renewing Visa or MasterCard payment.
It may be cancelled at anytime, but refunds can not be given.