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The unusual strength of AIGA as a professional association is based on the engagement of its members and their eagerness to create vital communities locally, among themselves. AIGA encourages and welcomes the formation of viable local communities of AIGA members who can add local programming activities and interaction to the ethical standards, global networking and national communication about the value of design.
Establishing an AIGA chapter
is not an activity to be undertaken lightly. The strength of the
organization as a whole depends on each chapter creating and
sustaining an active, growing presence in its community. Programs,
activities and services to members at the local level are critical
to the growth of the organization nationally. To initiate a
chapter, the following steps must be taken.
This process has the potential to take several months and requires significant time and energy from the group’s leadership team. But when complete, it affects your community in highly significant and meaningful ways. If you have further questions, please contact us.
Petition for new AIGA chapter
Performance requirements for AIGA chaptersAIGA affiliation charterHow AIGA is organizedSample AIGA bylaws
AIGA has members located around the world, but no international chapters. The reasons are partly practical and partly legal. AIGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Chapters must be individually incorporated as nonprofits, and that's not really possible if they're not located in the United States. AIGA does have a model to welcome international affiliates, international interest groups that function similarly to chapters on the ground but have a different legal and financial relationship with AIGA. If you are interested in forming an international affiliate, contact Katie Baker, director of chapter development, AIGA.
NEW YORK—November 15, 2011. How do we measure the success of design’s impact? And more importantly, how can designers be equipped
to describe the effectiveness of communication design? This year AIGA challenged designers to answer these questions by entering “Making the Case,” a
competition awarding honors to case studies that demonstrate the value of design in a clear, compelling and accessible way.
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Competition, AIGA news
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.
For these workshops, graphic design students from local colleges were paired with
children ages 8 to 12. Under the guidance of AIGA Philadelphia and Spells
Writing Lab, the participating children created poems and collages that showcased “their Philadelphia.”
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DesignEd K12, Diversity and Inclusion, illustration, design thinking, graphic design, nonprofit, typography, mentoring, posters, diversity, education, social issues, design educators, students
Coca-Cola Cinema Poster
Member since 1998
Marketing Communications AssistantBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Austin, TexasJune 5 2015
Spaxels Drone Lightpainting
May 21, 2015
AIGA San Francisco
Brad L. Wofford
AIGA New York
Sarah E. Martin
Todd B. Shirley