Apply to the Commons

Anyone and everyone is welcome at the Commons, but you will need to meet a few basic requirements and submit an application before you can gain access to upload designs.

Requirements for Commons access

  1. You must have at least 50 community points. (Learn more about community points)
  2. You must take and pass the Commons Basics quiz.
  3. You must sign and submit the Commons application form.

The Commons Agreement

The most important point of the Commons Agreement is that you agree not to upload anything that violates copyright or intellectual property laws. Because the Commons is designed to help you grow as a designer, you must be the original creator of the designs you upload; you can use CU graphics to help you create your own designs as explained in's commercial use TOU, but this is not the place to upload graphics that do not reflect your own creative abilities.

See the other Commons help pages for additional help on these and other topics.