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Get Out the Vote

Submit your “Get Out the Vote” posters and videos by July 1

Demonstrate that design can improve democracy! Join AIGA’s Get Out the Vote campaign and create nonpartisan posters and videos that inspire the American public to get out and vote this year. All posters and videos are available to the public, but the ability to submit a design is a benefit of membership. Visit the Get Out the Vote gallery to download the design brief and upload your entry by July 1—then share your favorites from the gallery and hang posters in your own community! more-GOTV »

AIGA workshop

Upgrade your leadership skills this summer in New York City

With better leadership skills, new connections and advice from mentors in your field, what could you accomplish? Find out next month in New York at the “Good Leadership” workshop for designers. Whether you’re a designer looking to build your leadership skills or a manager seeking to guide your creative team, you’ll learn how to recognize new opportunities and increase your effectiveness. Sign up before June 25 to get the early rate. more-workshop »

Industry Insights

Aquent and AIGA offer “Industry Insights: Career Development Webinars”

Learn about the design trends and strategies that today’s leading firms are using to leverage their brand. In this new six-part webinar series developed by AIGA and Aquent and hosted by Fast Company contributor Alissa Walker, you’ll hear from industry experts in six rapidly growing sectors: consumer packaged goods, energy, finance, health care, media and entertainment, and technology. AIGA members will have exclusive access to the best practices and fresh ideas of design leaders who are achieving results for their companies. Register now for the first webinar on June 27 with Lee Green, VP of brand experience and strategic design at IBM. more-webinars »

Ask Aquent

Aquent brings new career resources and tools to members

For more than a decade, Aquent has supported AIGA members as the Official Sponsor for Professional Development. The partnership, which produces the AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries, has been renewed and will bring two brand-new career advancement programs to members: the “Industry Insights” webinar series and “Ask Aquent,” live Q+A sessions where Aquent recruiters provide expert career advice. Have a career-related question or just want to hear an insider’s perspective on the job market? Send your questions in advance and register now for the June 21 session! more-ask »


Join AIGA educators in Hawaii this December for “Geographics”

“Geographics: Design, Education and the Transnational Terrain” will include two full days of presentations by design educators from more than 20 countries. This Honolulu conference will highlight projects between groups of students learning about design in distant locations, as well as theoretical positions concerning the ways that design ideas have moved across the world’s geographic boundaries. Space is limited; register now. more-geographics »

Business Perspectives

Last chance to apply for “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders”

Advance your career this July at AIGA’s “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” course. Esteemed faculty will focus on competitive strategy, operations, financial accounting, leadership, negotiation, law and management—all to help you become more persuasive and effective in business, nonprofit and public organizations at the highest levels. Submit your application by this Friday, June 22. more-Yale »


AIGA New York Poster Exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center

As part of a month-long celebration commemorating the New York chapter’s first 30 years, AIGA/NY asked 30 designers to each create a poster “capturing your personal experience with the AIGA/NY chapter.” The posters—designed by a stellar list of designers and firms including Michael Bierut, Matteo Bologna, Ken Carbone, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Maira Kalman, Debbie Millman and Paula Scher—are on view at the AIGA National Design Center through June 22. more-exhibit »


Navigating the Copyright Maze

Article by Frank Martinez
Standardized forms and the internet have made access to copyright protection a relatively easy matter, but the process may appear deceptively simple to those seeking to register works of design.
more-Martinez »


Design for Good: Impact Teen Drivers

Case study by Dora Drimalas
An educational campaign designed for charitable 501(c)(3) Impact Teen Drivers, this campaign helped educate parents and teens on the dangers of texting while driving. more-Drimalas »


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