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Designer: Qualifications


A designer is an individual or firm that conceives, invents, creates or executes decorative crafts or artistic work for licensing or for sale to members of the craft and hobby industry.

Designer Qualifications - Credentials To Provide:

All of the below must have occurred within three (3) years prior to the date of submission for CHA membership. These qualifications, will be reviewed or adjusted for international designers.

1. State or federal tax form or proof of taxable craft-related business activity
2. Four (4) of the following items:

  • Company Check
  • Work contract for services or licensing agreement
  • Written recommendation from current CHA supplier member
  • Proof of product design and development or design portfolio
  • Sole authorship of a published book, 16-page minimum
  • Proof of three (3) published designs in any of the following media: a multi-authored book, brochure, catalog, magazine, website, video or manufacturer’s advertisement or project sheet

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