Student Membership

Kickstart your career with confidence.

£76 / YEAR Available as monthly direct debit


Member College Discount *

If your college is a member of the AOI you are eligible for a discount by selecting them from the dropdown below. You will be asked to provide proof after checkout.


Our student membership puts you on the right track at the start of your career.

Benefits include

  • Unlimited access to the Members Helpline via phone or email Monday-Friday 10am-4pm for tailored advice on pricing, ethics, contracts and professional practice.
  • Access to Members-Only web content including the extensive Pricing Survey indicating what illustration fees are being achieved, submission forms, documents, interviews and articles.
  • Fortnightly newsletter with illustration news, events and offers.
  • Free Subscription to Varoom Magazine for the length of your Membership. Varoom is the magazine published  by the AOI and offers a unique mix of industry insights and critical comment.  Inspiring, provoking and a great read, its delivered direct to your door twice a year.
  • 1-1 Portfolio Consultation is exclusively available for members at £25. This one hour session can be face to face in Somerset House, or via Skype. Sessions can respond to your particular needs, but often explore how best to prepare your portfolio to suit your desired market, or how to successfully change direction from your current style.
  • Free one hour consultation with registered Chartered Accountant Nick Weeden.  In your hours consultation you can expect; a basic overview of how to keep records of your business income and expenses,guidance on how to register with HMRC, some basic rules on tax returns, self employed tax and National Insurance and tips on how to avoid the traps of self-employment.
  • Exclusive member opportunities and discounts on events, products and publications.
  • Promotion of news, commissions, exhibitions and projects through the AOI Social Media channels.
  • 10% discount on Bikini Lists, giving AOI members access to the most accurate, up-to-date database of Creative Buyers in the World.

Please note that Student members with Folios are not eligible for the free images with the Directory of Illustration.

You must currently be in full time education pursuing an illustration or design degree and will be asked to produce proof of enrolment.

Additional information

Billing Period

Monthly if your college is a member of the AOI, Yearly if your college is a member of the AOI, Monthly, Yearly