AIGA provides members the opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from the profession’s leaders, and change the trajectory of their career. Use the resources below—conferences, webinars, online courses, advice, and more—to invest in your professional development.
AIGA & Yale “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” program
July 24–29, 2016
Advance your career at AIGA’s week-long course with Yale School of Management faculty. Sessions on competitive strategy, operations, financial accounting, leadership, negotiation, law, and management will help you understand corporate management, the issues your clients face, and the value you bring to the table.
AIGA Design Conference
October 17–19, 2016
The AIGA Design Conference brings the design community together to experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions, and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes. Best rates available through January 2016.
“Facilitation: by design” workshopsVarious dates and locations
These two-day workshops are for professionals who want to gain confidence leading collaborations and empower participants to take responsibility for successful outcomes. Attendees will gain resources, strategies, and valuable insights to help them guide people effectively through a collaborative design thinking process.
AIGA has partnered with The Creative Group (TCG) to create “INitiative,” a n...
AIGA offers webcasts as part of a range of professional development opportunities to help designers...
AIGA and CreativeLive have joined forces to provide AIGA members with access to information and clas...
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AIGA and Skillshare, an online learning community for creators, have partnered on a series of co-cu...
AIGA and Lynda.com have formed an alliance to provide AIGA
members with access to information and a...
Massive Online Open Courses
MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are your launching pad to lear...
AIGA has partnered with business development consultant, Rhonda Page, to offer her program at a disc...
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This annual survey offers the most comprehensive overview of compensation data for the communication design profession.
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Take advantage of the many benefits that come with being an AIGA member: savings, information, community, inspiration and more.
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AIGA has partnered with The Creative Group (TCG) to create “INitiative,” a national program to help in-house designers make a greater impact at their companies, evolve
professionally, and connect with a broader network of peers.
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in-house design, INitiative
In-house, agency, or freelance? Why AIGA’s resident career expert thinks agency, followed by in-house, then freelance is the best path for students and emerging designers.
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