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    Why become an AIGA sponsor?

    AIGA selectively forges relationships with forward-thinking brands that understand and are invested in the transformative power of design. A number of opportunities exist, from Official Sponsorship, which provides high impact, year-long recognition, to a variety of Program Sponsorships offering tailored messaging.

    As the world’s largest and most influential design association in the world, AIGA represents more than 22,000 members and the country's 300,000 designers look to AIGA as an authority, resource and advocate. Getting involved as a sponsor connects you directly with your target audience—design trendsetters and decision makers with purchasing power.

     “For those who only thought AIGA was a place to meet book designers (which, it should be noted, it still is), AIGA [is] positioning design as a tool for systems-thinking, problem-solving, and creating real change.”
    --Alissa Walker, Fast Company

    “Adobe and AIGA have a long-standing strategic partnership focused on the promotion and advancement of the design profession. The success of Adobe’s key products, from InDesign to Illustrator to the entire Adobe Creative Suite, would not have been possible without the support of AIGA and the broader design community.”
    --John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions Business Unit, Adobe

    “Our sponsorship [of AIGA] has allowed us to build strong relationships with leaders in the design community. And these relationships have, in turn, helped bring our corporate culture into alignment with the needs and aspirations of this very important audience for our brand.”
    --Laura Shore, senior vice president of communications and innovation strategies, Mohawk Fine Papers

    Reach opinion leaders in the design profession
    AIGA followers are creative directors, junior and senior designers, brand strategists, design entrepreneurs and professionals working across the design industry. AIGA members include designers in all disciplines and at all phases of their careers, yet consistently they represent those most interested in advancing the industry and leading the profession to new levels of influence.

    Get further involved in the industry
    AIGA has built a reputation as a think tank and voice for progressive communication design. Our conferences and other events feature thought-leaders and visionaries of the profession, including C-level executives for whom design is critical to their business strategy. Be part of the critical dialogue surrounding the future of design.

    Develop a loyal following
    By establishing a firm connection between your company and the premier association of professional designers, you have linked yourself with an interest in the highest professional standards for design through an organization that designers trust. This keeps your brand top-of-mind within the profession.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Official Sponsorships are exclusive, customized relationships that strategically align your brand alongside AIGA on a national level. Official Sponsorships are tailored to a company’s marketing position, providing visibility and integration with numerous AIGA activities over an extended period. AIGA actively and visibly endorses its Official Sponsors, who become an integral part of the AIGA community, ensuring brand loyalty among AIGA’s discerning, design-savvy following. AIGA Official Sponsors—limited to six—each year have chosen to distinguish themselves from the competition.

    Program Sponsorships offer the unique opportunity to become involved with specific AIGA-produced events and initiatives. From inspiring conferences to critical publications, daily curated blogs to compelling exhibitions, advocacycampaigns to professional development programs, AIGA offers a variety of authentic and meaningful ways to showcase your brand to the AIGA design community. Visibility is commensurate with the level of support. In addition to scheduled programs, new ventures are always in development and AIGA is open to exploring shared areas of interest.

    To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elaine Bowen, AIGA director of strategic partnerships at 212 710 3125.

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