Visual Media Alliance

Visual Media Alliance is a professional association dedicated to supporting the graphic arts community of Northern California. Member organizations include digital and traditional printers, graphic designers, print buyers, advertising agencies, web developers, and associated support industries.

VMA Membership Benefits

VMA Membership Form

Counties Served

Northern California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madero, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.

Nevada: Metropolitan Reno

About VMA

Insurance Services: Business and health insurance

Group Discounts

Management Solutions: Slow Pay, Attorney Demand Letters, Credit Reports, Collection Services, Find-An-Employee, Consultants (HR, Governmental Affairs, Sales, CPA), Credit Union

HR Support: Consultant, ThinkHR, Credit Union, Find-an-Employee, Find-a-Job, Temp Staffing, HR Library, Supplemental Insurance, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training & Certification

Sales Support: Consultant, Sales Club and Promote My Company Suite: Sponsorship, Advertisement through VMGuide and publications.

Networking Events

Education & Training

Resources: Annual Wage, Benefit, and Business Conditions Survey and Report, and White Papers

Publications: eDigest (semi-monthly electronic newsletter), Digest (monthly newsletter), MediaWise (monthly electronic newsletter), Connected (quarterly newsletter), and Storyboard (annual magazine and website)

Education + Training

Workshops, Seminars, Webinars, Hands-On Learning, and On-Site Training, Certification, with topics focused on Print, Design, Office, Programming, Marketing, Management, and more. Scholarships for college students pursuing graphic arts and print. Visit

Government Affairs

Representation of VMA, PIASC, and PIASD in Sacramento.

Print Buyer Programs

Visual Media Guide (300 pages), VMA Design Conference, Storyboard Magazine (website and annual publication), and Showcase Awards and Reception.

Social Activities

Golf Tournament, SF Giants Tailgate & Game, Showcase Awards, and CrabFest

Lunch and Learn, Constructive Cocktails, Dinner Meetings, Women in Business Communications Luncheons, and Sales Clubs.

Contact Information

Dan Nelson

665 Third Street
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94107-1956

Phone: (415) 495-8242

Fax: (415) 543-7790

dan [at]

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