Francisca Henneman, "Growth 15," 2019 (detail)

SDA Frequently Asked Questions

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Surface Design Journal

I’m a member, how do I access the digital journal?
What if I want to read the journal but I’m not a member?
How do I access older issues of the digital journal?
How can I buy a journal?

Membership Information

How do I renew my membership?
How do I change my password? / I forgot my password
How do I manage my membership?
Why isn’t my website link working?
How do I upload images to my profile? (Manage My Images)

Events

Can I submit my event to the SDA Calendar?

Contact

How can I find a local SDA group
I have questions that aren’t answered here, how do I contact SDA?


Surface Design Journal

I’m a member, how do I access the digital journal?

For members, there are two ways you can read the digital journal:

Member Option 1: The Surface Design App

Member Option 2: On your computer

  • On your desktop or laptop computer, visit www.surfacedesign.org and click the link “read digital journal.”
  • Click “SDA Member Login” and enter your username and password.
  • The page will then display the covers of the 4 most current issues of the journal. Click the cover of the journal you’d like to read.
  • Enter your membership email and zip code, then click “submit.”
  • For more details, read page 3 of the document “How to Access Digital Publications.”

What if I want to read the journal but I’m not a member?
The Surface Design Journal is a benefit of membership, but guests can:

How do I access older issues of the journal?
Members can access the 4 most current issues of the journal via the SDA Website. Older issues must be accessed via the SDA app.

How can I buy a journal?
Purchase individual print issues in the SDA store or individual digital issues through the app


Membership Information

How do I renew my membership?

How do I change my password? / I forgot my password
Changing password:

Forgotten password:

  • Go to the SDA login page
  • Near the bottom of the page, click the link that says “I forgot my login name or password”
  • Enter the email address associated with your account
  • Follow the instructions in the email
  • If these steps do not work, or if you do not know the email address associated with your account, please email info@surfacedesign.org

How do I manage my membership?

  • Visit www.surfacedesign.org
  • Click on the Members tab and select Manage Membership
  • Login
  • Near the upper right of the page, in the box that says “What Would you Like to Do” select the appropriate option

Important Note: All sites that don’t have SSL security certificates (addresses that don’t begin with https) will be marked as ‘insecure’ by Google Chrome and eventually Firefox. As a result, sites in our membership directory that don’t have https in their addresses will either not show up when clicked or return an error message saying that the site isn’t secure. This is a good reminder to get an SSL certificate for your site. There are several free SSL certificate providers such as Let’s Encrypt. Contact your webhost for more information.

How do I upload images to my profile?


Events

Can I submit my event to the SDA Calendar?
Yes! Submit an en event to share it with Surface Design Association’s international community of 3000 artists, designers, and enthusiasts. The Calendar is home to fiber, textile and design related exhibitions, events, workshops, and artist opportunities. Questions? Please email: calendar@surfacedesign.org.


Contact

How can I find a local SDA group?
Visit our Regional Groups page to connect with SDA members in your area.

I have questions that aren’t answered here, how do I contact SDA?
For help with your membership or make suggestions for improving our service, please email info@surfacedesign.org or call 707-829-3110. For additional contact information, including SDA’s mailing address, please visit our Contact page.