Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


How to Apply

All applicants will be invited to join PSI in either of 2 levels of membership based on the quality of the art work submitted. The levels of membership are described in this attachment below. If you are accepted as a full member, your nonrefundable application fee will be applied towards your first year membership fee. If you are accepted as an affiliate member at the $35 level, your application fee will be applied as a credit towards your membership fee for the current year and subsequent year. As an affiliate member, you will be invited to resubmit your work in 1 year for review to be considered for full membership. NOTE: A lifetime membership of $500 is available; please inquire about this option.

Levels of Membership

Apply For Affiliate Member Only

If you are a student or a trade supporter (not an illustrator) and want to apply for Affiliate status only, please submit the Affiliate Member Dues below ($35.00). Please contact Fred Carlson below for the official PSI application. There is no screening process involved with an Affiliate Member application.

Apply For Full Member

For an application and more information, candidates for all membership should reach out to:

New Member Contact, Fred Carlson
Phone: (412) 856-0982
Email: fred@carlsonstudio.com

Please provide your mailing address, email, phone number and website (if applicable), and you will be contacted by the PSI Review Board to submit portfolio samples via email. There is an application fee, which, upon approval of membership, will be applied toward your first year PSI dues.

Annual Dues

$75 - Full Membership
$35 - Affiliate/Student Membership
$500 - Lifetime Benefactor


Membership Dues

Affiliate Member


Full Member






The PSI Screening Board reviews all new applicants internally.

Once dues are paid and the application is filled out and returned to Fred Carlson you will be notified by the screening board. The Screening Board member will send a form email requesting images, a statement, and other information for the screening process to begin.

Please prepare the following when contacted for your screening process:

A link to your professional web site and 5 sample illustrations via jpegs (images must be low res jpegs @ 72 dpi, max 600 x 600 pixels) showing style, range or new work that you want the Review Board to consider. Work submitted should show consistency and direction of your illustration style.
A brief statement about yourself and your career as an illustrator
Your contact information including email address, phone number, mailing address, and web site, if applicable.
Any links to your social media on Facebook & Instagram. The PSI Social Media committee will make sure to follow you on Facebook & Instagram with this info.

Once the screening process is complete you will be notified on acceptance of Full or Affiliate level status. With further instructions of the benefits your level of membership offers.

If accepted as a Full Member please proceed to Portfolio Page Information using button below.



Thank you for your interest in the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators.