Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Resources

Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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Design Leadership Ignited: a way to strategic impact | DBA Webinar Recording


We were joined by former Chief Brand and Design Officer at 3M, Eric Quint. He explores the findings from his latest book, Design Leadership Ignited, in conversation with Deborah Dawton, Chief Executive at the DBA, Eric shares his unique perspective on how designers can lead the way to getting design integrated at a strategic level in business.

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DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools for your design business.

Business skills, Financial, HR, International trade, Legal, Maximise membership, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Why your attitude to clients might be damaging your presentations


Could your attitude to clients be damaging your presentations? DBA Expert Shan Preddy shares her views and explores why.

Business skills, New business & client relations


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Shout about it: expand your reach and win more new business


To make the most of an award win, these ten tips will help you to expand your audiences and ultimately win more new business.

Design effectiveness, New business & client relations


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HR webinars from Croner


As part of your DBA membership you are able to access our HR and employment law partner, Croner's schedule of webinars. View details and register for their latest webinar.
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2022 What Clients Think | DBA Webinar Recording


In this eye-opening hour, Jonathan Kirk, author of the report and DBA Expert, explores how the client world has changed, examining the challenges and pressures, and digging beyond the statistics to reveal what you need to know in order to win new work and strengthen your relationships.

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Ukraine conflict | Resources for businesses


Keep on top of how the conflict in Ukraine is impacting business and how we can support the unfolding humanitarian crisis with these resources.

Business skills, Financial, HR, International trade, Legal, Maximise membership, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Struggling to drive change in your business? Here’s how DBA Member EDIT achieved it.


DBA Member agency EDIT was approaching its 5th anniversary when its founders got in touch with the DBA for advice on a challenge many design businesses encounter. What followed transformed their agency and has impacted on the founders’ own lives.

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Designing today for tomorrow | DBA webinar


Catch up on this rallying hour with Tom Lloyd as we explore how design can lead the way in solving the problems the world is facing from climate to culture.

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Indirect Discrimination in the Workplace


How do you best avoid discriminating against somebody? Our HR partner, Croner has this advice.

HR, Legal


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