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AIGA Design Jobs relaunches this week

The new AIGA Design Jobs site offers an intuitive, streamlined job search and simplified job posting options. Only AIGA members can view complete job postings, and AIGA members can post openings at more than 50 percent off the regular price. In addition to the existing categories of jobs and internships, nonprofits and companies doing work for the public good can now post pro bono projects. more-jobs »

Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

Design (Re)Invents at “Gain” this fall

Attend “Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference” this October in New York City to learn how industry leaders—including Doblin, The Femme Den, IBM, Lippincott, VSA Partners and Walmart—are addressing business challenges through design. Guarantee your spot by registering early; Paola Antonelli will moderate, and we expect tickets to go fast! more-gain »

Vote for board of directors

Cast your vote on the slate of board nominees

This year’s board nominating committee, chaired by Traci Moore Clay of AIGA St. Louis, has recommended five nominees to serve three-year terms on AIGA’s board of directors beginning July 1. Professional-level members, read biographies for the nominees and vote online by March 15. more-board »

Winterhouse writing awards

Enter your best design writing by June 1

AIGA and Winterhouse present the fifth annual Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing & Criticism to recognize excellence in writing about design, and to encourage the development of young voices in critical thinking about design and visual culture in the United States. The 2010 jury will award $10,000 to a professional writer for a body of work and $1,000 to a student demonstrating exceptional ability. more-winterhouse »

F+W Media partnership

AIGA partners with F+W Media for design leadership

AIGA has become a partner in design leadership with F+W Media, the publisher of HOW and Print magazines and parent organizer of the HOW series of design conferences. Together the two organizations will work to expand thought leadership in the design profession through events, blogs, webcasts and articles. more-leadership »

AIGA In-house Design

In-house design community expands through HOW partnership

To better serve the in-house design community, AIGA and F+W Media are supporting “Invangelist” Andy Epstein’s new In-HOWse Designer Blog to help corporate designers connect with each other and share insights. Readers of Epstein’s AIGA In-house Design posts will be familiar with his brand of insider wisdom, gained from years of experience working in many design departments. The blog will feature shorter and more frequent stories, while AIGA In-House Design will continue to develop longer-form resources. more-in-howse »

Design Ignites Change

Design Ignites Change brings student initiatives to life

Worldstudio and Adobe Youth Voices have announced the inaugural winners of the Design Ignites Change Implementation Awards. Granted twice a year to student design initiatives that exhibit a powerful and provocative solution to a pressing social problem, this year’s awards were presented for a budding pecan-product enterprise, books aimed at uprooting racism, and a proactive answer to bullying. more-awardees »

Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders

Apply to AIGA’s executive program by March 31

“Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders,” AIGA’s executive education program, invites participants to work closely with world-class thinkers, scholars and accomplished Yale School of Management faculty. Graduates gain a stronger understanding of the management perspective and become a more effective partner in client communication, branding and product development strategies. Registration fees increase by $1,000 after March 31 and enrollment is limited. more-yale »

AIGA competitions

Competitions late-entry deadline: March 26

March 5 came and went, and you didn’t submit your entries to AIGA’s annual competitions? We understand—that’s why there’s a late deadline! But you really can’t miss this one: Send your best work in by March 26 or you’ll have to wait another year for your chance to take your place in design history. more-competitions »

Worldstudio scholarship

Worldstudio Scholarship applications due April 2

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged art and design students in the United States. To increase diversity in the creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the community. more-scholarship »

Oregon Election Design Fellowship

Apply for the Oregon Election Design Fellowship

AIGA Design for Democracy is assisting with the placement of an Election Design Fellow in Oregon. Based in Eugene, the fellowship is a 14-month position working to implement the election guidelines developed by AIGA and refining the state’s election website. This opportunity is ideal for a young designer committed to making a difference in our election processes. Apply now or recommend it to someone you know. more-fellow »

Communiqué has a new look

Communiqué has a new look

Notice something different this month? Communiqué has a new look, courtesy of C&G Partners of New York City! We hope you’ll find this new format easier to scan for important news and updates from AIGA, your professional association. Let us know what you think of the new format! more-communiqué »

Case Study: Yearbook Yourself

“Case Study: Yearbook Yourself”

By Eric Husband
A back-to-school campaign for Taubman shopping malls, Colle+McVoy’s Yearbook Yourself website and app scored top grades. more-husband »

23 ways to get fired

“23 Ways to Get Fired”

By Andy Epstein
There are good and bad ways to stir up trouble at your company. Epstein draws the line between being brave and being boorish. more-epstein »

For your appropriation

“For Your Appropriation: An Interview with Rick Prelinger”

By Steven Heller
Heller takes stock of the Prelinger Library, which provides public access to historical media to enable new authorship. more-heller »


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