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Every two years, hundreds of designers make plans to attend the AIGA Design
Conference. Why? This single gathering connects them with people and
ideas on the leading edge of the design profession, addressing the
challenges and issues that matter most. The 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference” conference was no exception.
In October 2011, “Pivot” drew more than 1,500 designers, educators and students to Phoenix for a three-day event focused on the changing nature of the design industry. Through inspiring sessions, practical workshops and in-depth discussion, attendees and presenters explored the shifts prompting changes in society, the economy and culture—and learned how to prepare for the complexities of the future.
In this video from the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” Sadik Kwaish Alfraji discusses the cont...
Watch moderator Kurt Andersen's opening remarks from the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference.”
In this talk from the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” Dondeena Bradley, PepsiCo's vice preside...
In his affinity session at “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” Bob Calvano, creative director at Merck,...
Every act of design reinvents the world in some measure. Yet the design
disciplines lack a traditi...
What does design look like next? In this video from the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” Valeri...
Designers need to see themselves as connective
tissue—translating between stakeholders, reframing ...
At the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” Whitney Museum design
director Rebecca Gimenez descri...
Richard Grefé, AIGA’s executive director, opens the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference.”
In this video from the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” Wolff Olins’s CEO Karl Heiselman shares...
As webfonts are buoyed by a
wave of early-adopter enthusiasm, they’re marred by unevenness
It has been argued that the transition to a sustainable society is essentially a design problem, one...
After 25 years working nonstop as a graphic designer and writer, it
happens: Chip Kidd gets the co...
Play has become a key strategy in
developing a design practice that is agile enough to entertain a...
For self-taught designer Jakob Trollbäck, inspiration is everywhere: from the syncopation of train t...
At the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference” seven emerging designers competed in Command
At the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” the five remaining contestants of Command X: Season 3 c...
A winner is chosen! In this video from the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” the final three con...
In a series of affinity sessions at the 2011 “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference,” curated by Continuum, ...
Throughout its nearly 100-year existence, AIGA has adapted to many shifts and challenges that have f...
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Kawing Ng manages a Meetup group called VolunteerNY to bring together people who share a common goal of giving back to the community. These talented and dedicated students are among 14 recipients of the 2014–2015 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, awarded each year to art and design college students who demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.
NEW YORK—July 1, 2014. Today five board members and a new presidents council representative join the national board of directors
for AIGA, the professional association for design, following a national
search. Ken Carbone, John Luu, Christopher Simmons, Jill Spaeth, Paul Wharton and Elysia Syriac join the national board, and Su Mathews Hale has been elected to the president-elect position.
After much discussion throughout the entire design community, the national board
approved the sale of AIGA’s building in New York City. At this pivotal point in our history, the board
adopted a revised strategic framework which articulates four strategic focuses for the organization and outlines the process and timeline for funding decisions.
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