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.
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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.
Richard Grefé outlines what AIGA is doing to advocate on behalf of designers and how “change” can be more than just a campaign slogan.
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View all case studies selected for AIGA’s annual “Making the Case” competition, which awards
honors to design case studies that demonstrate the value of design in a clear,
compelling and accessible way.
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Competition, design educators
Li-Ning Retail Design
Ms Jessica C. Tremblay
Member since 2012
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Andre L. Lix
AIGA Los Angeles
Kristofer D. Reyes
AIGA Los Angeles
Samuel M. Balinghasay
AIGA New York
Hamid I. Saahir
AIGA San Francisco