ASID Appellation & Designations

Showcase your achievement to clients, colleagues, and the design community with your ASID Member appellation.

The ASID appellation is the ultimate designation of professionalism and ethical practice to clients, employers, and the design community. Your individual membership entitles you to use the appellation in your email signature, website, business cards, letterhead, and when being interviewed or receiving recognition. The ASID appellation represents your dedication and expertise to the highest standards of excellence in design. Your organization’s partnership entitle you to use the partner designation and badge.


Individual Member Appellations

Professional Practitioner ASID Your Name, ASID
Allied Practitioner ASID Allied Your Name, ASID Allied
Associate Practitioner ASID Associate Your Name, ASID Associate
Educator Member ASID Educator Your Name, ASID Educator
Student Member ASID Student Your Name, ASID Student
Affiliate Member ASID Affiliate Your Name, ASID Affiliate

Special Status Individual Member Appellations

ASID Fellows and Honorary Fellows have two options to use for their appellations.

Fellow ASID Fellow
Your Name, ASID Fellow
Your Name, FASID
Honorary Fellow ASID Hon. Fellow
or Hon. FASID
Your Name, ASID Hon. Fellow
Your Name, Hon. FASID

Appellation Guidelines

  • List ASID first in cases of multiple appellations (Ex. Your Name, ASID, LEED AP).
  • A member’s appellation may be used only in conjunction with the member's own name.
  • Members may not utilize any form of the name of the Society or the ASID appellation in conjunction with a firm name, even where the member's name is encompassed in the name of the firm.
  • No firm, corporation, or other business establishment shall utilize the Society’s name, or its registered appellation, or other membership designation for any purpose, except in conjunction with the personal names of members.
  • Members may not use the official ASID logo in any manner. Improper logo usage is a violation of the Society’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • A member may in no way imply, through advertising or other means, that employees of the member’s staff or firm are members of ASID unless that is in fact the case, and then they may be identified only by the appellations or designations consistent with their status in ASID.
  • If ASID membership has lapsed, the member may no longer use any ASID appellation or member mark, among other benefits. ASID strictly enforces this regulation and performs audits.


Partner Designations

Industry Partner ASID Industry Partner Your Organization, ASID Industry Partner
Firm Partner ASID Firm Partner Your Organization, ASID Firm Partner
Higher Education Partner ASID Higher Education Partner Your Organization, ASID Higher Education Partner
Affiliate Partner ASID Affiliate Partner Your Organization, ASID Affiliate Partner

Partner Designation Guidelines

  • Organization members shall be permitted to designate that the Organization is a Society member, without deviation.
  • A partner’s designation may be used only in conjunction with the organization’s name.


In accordance with ASID terms of usage, Practitioner (Professional, Allied, and Associate) and Partner (Industry, Firm, Higher Education, and Affiliate) members in good standing have the right to use their respective ASID member logos or partner badges in marketing materials, correspondence, signature, and more.

Usage of ASID member logos and badges are governed by strict guidelines outlined in the terms of usage. Access terms of use and your Practitioner member logo or Partner badge.

example of member and partner badges for ASID member use only