In English

The association of Swedish illustrators and graphic designers

The association organises Sweden’s professional illustrators and graphic designers and has some 1500 members throughout the country. It was founded in 1955.

The office is situated in Stockholm and has six employees working with administration, legal advice and communication.

Tecknaren, our magazine for illustrators and graphic designers is published four times annually.

Our members work within a broad spectrum of visual communication; illustrations and graphic design in newspapers, books and new media, websites, cartoons, animated films, news graphics, signs, trademarks, information and marketing.

The association is first and foremost concerned with safeguarding the intellectual property rights of illustrators and graphic designers and one of the most important of these is copyright. It also concludes financial and social insurance agreements with a variety of parties who commission work or employ its members.

The association safeguards freedom of expression and freedom of the press. It is affiliated to several other organisations that protect similar interests and rights of their members, and is a member of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA).

The association is involved in various forms of international cooperation. An example of this is Nordisk Visuell Kommunikation (Nordic Visual Communication), composed of sister organisations in the Nordic countries. It is also a member of the European Illustrators Forum (EIF), a network for European organisation for illustrators.