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The 2015 AIGA nominating committee has recommended a slate of five individuals for open seats on the national board of directors for the term beginning July 1, 2015. Consistent with AIGA’s bylaws, the proposed slate is submitted to the voting membership for ratification. Members at the Trustee, Design Leader, and Sustaining level should vote via the proxy ballot sent by email by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 27, 2015.
The nomination process is designed to identify, encourage, and enlist the active participation of dedicated professionals in the service of AIGA at a leadership level. The procedures outlined below assist the nominating committee in conducting a fair and equitable evaluation, deliberation, and recommendation process for all nominated candidates.
The committee consists of AIGA members who are not on the board
to make sure member interests are represented in the new
nominations and that the national board is not self-perpetuating (a
weak point of many association boards). This process is an open,
inclusive one; anyone who completes the nomination form is
The 2015 nominating committee:
The slate of nominees should include a minimum of 20 percent of
racial/ethnic minorities in order to ensure that the
board reflects the population at large. Similarly, the slate should
show balance in terms of gender and geographical diversity.
For the board to fulfill its potential, it's valuable to represent a
variety of skill, experience, and interest levels.
Considering the roles and contributions of departing board members
as well as the current needs of the organization, it's useful to
have board members who can each represent at least one of the
following attributes, and preferably more than one:
There are two ways to be nominated for national AIGA board
Each nominee is expected to download and complete the same form
so that the nominating committee may consider the credentials of
all candidates individually, as well as comparatively. Read the
Board Roles and Responsibilities to better understand the
nomination process and the responsibilities of elected board
members. If you have questions about this form or the nomination
process, please contact the chairperson of this year's nominating
The nomination form is designed to help the nominee prepare and
present his or her qualifications in a consistent and orderly
manner. The application process is thorough to assure that the
committee has the same information on all candidates, recognizes
the work nominees have done at the chapter level, and reveals the
level of commitment of the nominee.
Download the 2015 Board nomination form (114 KB)
Most of the board’s responsibilities are fairly traditional, but two specific obligations warrant notice:
Find out more about all the responsibilities of confirmed AIGA board members.
AIGA’s 15-member board is elected by the entire professional membership
and plays a crucial role in determining the mission of AIGA.
Section: About AIGA -
The board of directors is an elected body that holds the institution in trust for AIGA members past, present and future.
Five nominees for AIGA’s national board of directors were selected by a nominating committee, based on recommendations from AIGA members, chapter leadership and design opinion leaders. Members at the Trustee, Design Leader and Sustaining Member levels approved the slate in April 2014.
AIGA chapters fulfill AIGA’s mission at the local level, supporting members through organizing projects and events to educate, inform and connect designers.
Section: About AIGA
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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