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For Individuals

Visual Media Alliance has a lot to offer individual as well as our company-level members. We’ll keep you up to date with training, industry info, networking opportunities and group buying power discounts.

Individual-level membership is required for some services, such as individual health coverage, discounted member price on classes/workshops/webinars, Credit Union, and group discounts on Apple, Adobe and others.

However, we also offer a range of services free to qualified professionals in the creative, web media, marketing and print businesses. These include our annual resource guide, our online member directory, our find-a-job service, and many of the resources in our library, as well as our printed and online newsletters.

Visual Media Guide

The Visual Media Guide is Northern California’s most extensive media resource directory with specific info on over 800 creative, web media, marketing and print businesses. Use it to quickly find just the right providers who-can-do-which-jobs, complete with company descriptions and web links. It's cross referenced by business capabilities and geographic location. Our full-color 300+ page guide is updated annually and includes buying tips and process explanations.

To get your complimentary copy, just contact Shannon Wolford at shannon@vma.bz or (415) 710-0568.
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VisualMedia Show (Buyers Conference)

Northern California’s premier event for Print Buyers, Designers, Marketing Professionals and Creatives happens every May in San Francisco. VisualMedia011 is held on May 12th at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center.

Visit VisualMedia011.com for more information

Find out what’s happening in the multi-channel communications industry at VMA’s Visual Media 011 (the revitalized PINCShow). This year’s focus is on the latest trends and technologies in design, web, mobile and marketing, including cross-media content delivery. Come for the keynote, seminars and roundtables; stay for the networking and socializing with vendors and colleagues. The latest trends and technologies in design, web, mobile and marketing will be in sharp focus.
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Visual Media Guide (Online Directory)

Visual Media Access (www.vmaccess.org) is your most comprehensive listing of creative, web media, marketing and print resources on the web. Unlimited free access to info on 800+ Northern California and Northern Nevada member companies that will help you solve your communication needs. This powerful web tool is designed to let you search by product capability, equipment and geographic region. Info in the database is updated thoughout the year, with a comprehensive member-by-member by phone survey every summer. Our tool is used by 10,000 unique users every year; they conduct over 30,000 searches.
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Showcase of Print/Design Excellence

The annual Showcase of Print/Design Excellence is a quality competition that features the best of the best that is produced in Northern California and Northern Nevada. Held in San Francisco every Spring, the competition culminates in an awards dinner. Winning print awards automatically go on to the national “Bennie” competition. Framed certificates are given to winners at all levels and are suitable for hanging in the customer areas of your business.
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VMA Education

Visual Media Alliance offers over 100 public and customized graphic arts and management classes at our offices or at your company location. Classes are available at every level in print production, prepress, web design, estimating, sales, color controls and production management. Members (Individual and Company level) get discounted prices!
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Individual Membership

Join VMA as an Individual. Get discounts on VMA classes. Apple products, Adobe products and more. Keep up with industry hot topics with our newsletters (in print and online).
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Individual Health Coverage

Choose from an assortment of plans and a wide range of benefits.
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Find-A-Job

VMA's Find-a-Job Service is a local, free service for all those looking for employment in creative, web media, marketing and print businesses in Northern California. When you register on our website as a job applicant, your info is immediately available for member-company employers to view. A summary of applicant info is included in our publication, Process NorCal, which is read by 8,000 printing industry professionals. You can also search local job openings posted on our website by VMA member companies.
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Credit Union

A member-owned financial institution for the graphic arts industry. In this banking crisis, the PICU is the secure, safe solution for all you banking needs. Best of all, it’s a better rate story than your regular bank. (Requires Individual-level or Company-level membership in Visual Media Alliance.)
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