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AIGA and The Creative Group know that in-house designers face unique opportunities and challenges. The INitiative program, developed to help in-house design teams thrive, enables in-house designers to make a greater impact at their companies, evolve professionally and connect with a broader network of peers. INitiative delivers inspiration, advice and insights via online channels and in-person events:
INformation and expertise: Wonder what it’s like to work as an in-house designer for Etsy, Facebook, 3M or J. Crew? Look below for a growing collection of articles and advice from in-house designers working for some of the country’s leading brands.
INform: Don’t miss an issue of this quarterly newsletter featuring new stories, opinion pieces, profiles and interviews with talented in-house designers. AIGA members can sign up on My AIGA to receive it.
INitiative events: AIGA hosts INitiative events across the country to address industry-wide solutions and innovations. Events include talks, panel discussions, in-house studio tours and even day-long conferences created especially for in-house designers like AIGA Austin’s Inside Job.
NEW! The INitiative advisory committee: Led by in-house ambassador Allan Peters of Target, this six-person committee offers a first-hand understanding of the needs of in-house designers. They’ll play a key role in helping to shape content at both the national and chapter levels.
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in placing highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms on a project and full-time basis. TCG offers ongoing information and resources to help creative professionals and companies keep up with ongoing changes in the industry, including INitiative’s Career Cues. Learn more at creativegroup.com.
by Scott Kirkwood
“The thought of going in-house initially scared me,” says the associate creative director of Target....
by Julie Lasky
Gael Towey is a 2014 AIGA Medalist and will be honored at The AIGA Centennial Gala on Friday, April ...
by Adam Cutler
What happens when a company hires 100 designers—simultaneously? In late 2013 IBM did just that when ...
Is your in-house team faced with too many important projects and too little money to execute them? T...
by Brian Singer
Curious about what it’s like to work in-house at Facebook? Brian Singer, manager, communication desi...
Kevin Gilboe, head of global design at 3M, takes attendees through the tenets of the new design cult...
by Kimberly Parker
Because in-house designers regularly collaborate with different departments, they can develop a well...
by University of California, Marketing and Communications
While first and foremost about the creation of a new visual identity system for the University of Ca...
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