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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New York, NY—September 29, 2014. As the definition of
“design” continues to broaden, so too will the scope of AIGA’s biennial
design and business conference. Next month, leading
thinkers-practitioners-writers-educators will converge in New York City
at “Gain” to consider many facets of the design of business for the
New York—September 23, 2014. Next week, AIGA, the professional
association for design, opens “Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist”—a
vibrant and inspiring retrospective of a designer who pioneered New Wave
design while carving his own path from academia to corporate design,
experimental European commissions and AIDS activism in the East Village
art scene. This exhibition is organized and designed by AIGA Medalist
Chris Pullman and Laura Varrachi of LVCK Environmental Graphics with
support from Dan Friedman's brother Ken Friedman.
New York, NY—September 25, 2014. AIGA and Wacom announce the launch of “Rise & Shine,”
a new video series that goes behind the scenes of the diverse practices
of six up-and-coming communication designers. Viewers are invited to
travel across the United States with AIGA, the professional association
for design, and Wacom, the leading producer of intuitive design tools,
to visit a range of talented, emerging designers working today and find
out what fuels their creativity. The series offers a closer look at
everything from creative processes and big career breaks to the
techniques and technology they use to realize their visions.
NEW YORK—September 18, 2014. AIGA, Design Observer and Designers & Books today published results of the 2013 “50 Books/50 Covers” competition. A panel of jurors including Michael Bierut, partner at the New York design firm Pentagram; Jessica Helfand, founding editor of Design Observer; and Peter Mendelsund, associate art director of Alfred A. Knopf Books chose 50 outstanding books and 50 exceptional covers.
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