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AIGA relies on member volunteers to accomplish many activities
throughout the year. There are two ways to volunteer with the
Each AIGA chapter, as an independently chartered organization,
sets its own policies regarding volunteering for local events. AIGA
provides guidelines to help shape these chapter policies.
For larger events run by the national staff of AIGA, such as the
biennial design conference, the following guidelines apply:
AIGA's policy is to always provide an honorarium for design
projects as compensation. While we realize it is not set at market
rates, it recognizes that no design should be expected without
compensation. Volunteer designers are usually not required to do
work up front for free before a contract or project begins. Each
designer knows explicitly beforehand the terms we are able to
offer, which is meant as our demonstration that every designer's
work has significant value, knowing that there are both monetary
and non-monetary considerations in any project.
AIGA works with designers and firms to create promotional
materials including posters, event programs, event web sites, etc.
Designers typically send us a portfolio of their past work, then
have the opportunity to review a design brief and accept or decline
the project. At that time, a contract is executed with a commitment
to an honorarium, after which work on the project begins.
Implementation, such as printing costs, postage and paper, are
covered by AIGA and/or an interested sponsor.
The guidelines are as follows:
If you're interested in volunteering your design services for an
AIGA welcomes an expression of interest from established and emerging professionals who would like to design exhibitions that AIGA is planning for the AIGA National Design Center in New York, as well as related collateral and promotional materials, for a modest honorarium. Installation costs, including painting and light fabrication, are covered by AIGA and/or an interested sponsor.
The assignment would be based on an AIGA design brief for a planned exhibition, which would also specify the honorarium that is available. The guidelines are as follows:.
If you’re interested in volunteering your design services for an
upcoming exhibition, contact AIGA to express your
interest and qualifications.
Announcing the best-designed books and book covers of the 2013 “50 Books/50 Covers” competition, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books.
New York—September 9, 2014. Today AIGA, the professional
association for design, announced the 2014 results of the “Justified:
AIGA Design Competition.” Design firms, in-house design departments,
design entrepreneurs and freelance designers submitted nearly 750 design
projects, making this the most competitive year for AIGA’s annual
design competition. After careful and considered review, the jury
recognized 19 submissions that successfully demonstrate the value of
design based on craft, methodology, execution and impact.
NEW YORK—August 5, 2014. Yathrib Ragsdale mentors minority, first generation, college bound students. Myles Thompson educates his college campus about African American art and culture. And
Kawing Ng manages a Meetup group called VolunteerNY to bring together people who share a common goal of giving back to the community. These talented and dedicated students are among 14 recipients of the 2014–2015 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, awarded each year to art and design college students who demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.
NEW YORK—July 1, 2014. Today five board members and a new presidents council representative join the national board of directors
for AIGA, the professional association for design, following a national
search. Ken Carbone, John Luu, Christopher Simmons, Jill Spaeth, Paul Wharton and Elysia Syriac join the national board, and Su Mathews Hale has been elected to the president-elect position.
After much discussion throughout the entire design community, the national board
approved the sale of AIGA’s building in New York City. At this pivotal point in our history, the board
adopted a revised strategic framework which articulates four strategic focuses for the organization and outlines the process and timeline for funding decisions.
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