Designers Unite at UCDA
The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) inspires designers working in academia in North America and around the world by delivering relevant programming and benefits in a personal and thoughtful way.
The organization provides for the professional and personal growth of its members, and advocates for designer and educator roles within their institution. UCDA works to elevate the importance of design overall.
Our members are designers, design educators, art directors, creative directors, managers, directors of print shops, editors, writers, directors of media services, photographers, and businesses associated with visual communication.
A UCDA membership provides you with a forum for new ideas, new perspectives on the design industry, professional development opportunities, and access to a large network of generous professionals.
Become part of a community of educational creatives where good design, photography, web, marketing, and visual communication matters.
Use discount code UNITE20 to save $20 on your UCDA membership or event registration.
UCDA DESIGN CONFERENCE
The annual UCDA Design Conference is revolutionary—a truly energizing, motivating event. We select diverse and inspiring locations, gather the best in the business to speak on practical and applicable topics, and regenerate creativity and pride in our work.
UCDA DESIGN SUMMIT
UCDA Design Summit offers hot-topic programming for designers and non-designers alike. Sharpen your competence with focused sessions on key topics relevant to your work.
UCDA DESIGN EDUCATION SUMMIT
UCDA is dedicated to helping the design education community work together in advancing the quality and scope of design education. A great professional development opportunity for anyone involved in the teaching of design.
UCDA DESIGN COMPETITION
Convert your portfolio pieces into award winners by entering the annual UCDA Design Competition. Expert jurors honor the best work in educational design—in print, digital, illustration, photography, student, green, and in-house categories.
UCDA WORKSHOPS AND OTHER EVENTS
Trade a work day for a “self-improvement” day, gather with your colleagues to hear a speaker, create a hands-on project, or commiserate about everyday challenges. Suggest ideas for a workshop, or we’ll even help you host one yourself with UCDA assistance and support.
UCDA MEMBER BENEFITS
Photographs of UCDA members and events by Matthew Lester Photography—matthewlester.com