The Foundation Board, together with the Advisory Board, draws up a list of the retired designers and representatives of deceased designers to be contacted. They clarify whether the lifework can be handed over to the Swiss Graphic Design Foundation to be processed or to be archived in the Swiss National Museum. This procedure first proved to be successful in 2011 and has also been used for the selection of work in subsequent years. The Foundation considers it to be extremely important to take great care when selecting designers, in order to build a collection of Swiss graphic design in the National Museum that is truly representative.