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Chinese-language editions of AIGA's Design Business and Ethics
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AIGA China was launched in 2007 to help to develop a community of professional designers in China, to share the direction of design education that is prevalent in the United States, and to provide open channels for American designers to learn about Chinese cultural norms and for Chinese designers to make links with American design and designers.
AIGA China is represented on the web at www.aigachina.org, featuring a
frequently updated selection of articles and resources in Chinese.
The site translates content from AIGA’s website, provides a forum
for original articles by Chinese designers and highlights AIGA
China’s initiatives and activities.
Developing a network of educators and students within China and
between Chinese designers and their American counterparts is
paramount to AIGA China’s mission. The
first Chinese-language edition of AIGA's Design Business and
Ethics was published in June 2008. To date, over 32,000
copies have been distributed to Chinese designers, who are working in a design economy that has not yet developed the ethos and professional standards that have evolved in other countries. The Chinese edition of
AIGA 365: Year in Design 29 is now available on
sample of this annual is available for download. More
publishing projects are planned.
The AIGA Design Archives are available as a teaching
resource for instructors. This is part of an overall strategy to
address the needs of students throughout China—reaching beyond the
large, coastal cities to other locales where quality design
programs are beginning to take hold. By sharing resources such as
these with designers in China, AIGA can play an active role in
bringing the next generation of China's designers into the world
Visit the AIGA China
website for articles and resources in Chinese.
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.
NEW YORK—September 9, 2014. Today AIGA, the professional
association for design, announced the 2014 results of the “Justified:
AIGA Design Competition.” Design firms, in-house design departments,
design entrepreneurs and freelance designers submitted nearly 750 design
projects, making this the most competitive year for AIGA’s annual
design competition. After careful and considered review, the jury
recognized 19 submissions that successfully demonstrate the value of
design based on craft, methodology, execution and impact.
NEW YORK—August 5, 2014. Yathrib Ragsdale mentors minority, first generation, college bound students. Myles Thompson educates his college campus about African American art and culture. And
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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