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AIGA - The Buzz

A quarterly AIGA newsletter for design students, emerging designers and educators.

Student Portfolio Reviews

Spring student portfolio reviews

AIGA chapters and student groups are planning portfolio reviews, including the AIGA St. Louis portfolio review (part of their 2014 Student Conference), AIGA Minnesota’s Portfolio 1-on-1 in March, AIGA Birmingham’s 11th Annual Student Portfolio Review and the AIGA Central PA Student Portfolio Review in April. Take this opportunity to receive feedback from experienced designers: search for a portfolio review near you.

100 Years of Design

Add your voice to “100 Years of Design”

Did you know that Gary Anderson was a student when he created the Universal Recycling Symbol in 1970? Explore lots more impactful designs from the past century in AIGA’s interactive history at CelebrateDesign.org, and contribute your own favorite examples of design that connects, informs, assists, delights or influences—from history, or your own portfolio!

Design Jobs

Tips for finding your next gig

It’s never too early to build your future in design and start networking. Check out these local events aimed at preparing you for the job market: AIGA Baltimore’s Ink & Pixels conference and AIGA Charlotte’s The Gauntlet event. Then, use your AIGA membership to log into Design Jobs and continue your search for job and internship opportunities.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

Apply for a Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow students to realize their dreams and give back to their communities. Awards are given to students enrolled in U.S. colleges who are majoring in graphic design, advertising, illustration, interactive design (including animation) or photography. Applications are due March 28 for the 2014–2015 school year. Apply now »

Typographic Tattoos

Permanent Marks: Typographic Tattoos and Their Stories

AIGA member Ina Saltz has been documenting typographic tattoos for more than ten years. “So much can be expressed typographically—intimate messages etched in flesh.” Ina offers a sneak peek at some of her new images on AIGA.org.

My Favorite Medalist

Who is your favorite AIGA Medalist?

Since 1920 AIGA Medals have been awarded to individuals whose lives, passion and work have influenced generations of designers. Take part in the University of Cincinnati student chapter’s annual My Favorite Medalist Challenge: Submit a design that embodies your favorite medalist and/or their impact on you by April 30. Your work will be seen by the entire graphic design community and judged by distinguished AIGA Medalists themselves.

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