Forgot your username or password?
was originally published on the AIGA Philadelphia
Philadelphia is making a concerted effort to support the ethical
treatment of professional designers and students in the workplace.
In an effort to achieve equitable practices, we are ceasing to post
unpaid internships to our job site and urging our members to pledge
compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Within these
standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor, students who
accept an internship at a private sector business must receive a
fair wage that meets the states' minimum requirements unless the
position meets certain stipulations.
For a position to be legally unpaid, the U.S. Department of
Labor states that a for profit or private sector business must meet
all of the following qualifications:
In an effort to uphold the value of design, support better
business practices and encourage meaningful experiences for
interns, AIGA Philadelphia is challenging all private sector
businesses to make a pledge to honor the law and fairly compensate
the design students they may employ in the future. If you wish to
publicly support this cause and agree to pledge this important
promise to your future employees, submit your Name, Position and
Company below. By clicking “I agree,” your name and company will be
included on this growing list of designers.
“The People, Companies and
Organizations below, have agreed to offer no less than the minimum
state wages to all their employees and to abide by the laws set
forth by the U.S. Department of Labor. They fully support AIGA
Philadelphia on these efforts and agree to state that their
internship positions meet these requirements in any job
We thank you for your support on this issue and for supporting
AIGA Philadelphia Executive Board
To sign on
to this pledge, visit the AIGA Philadelphia website.
Curious about what it’s like to work in-house at Facebook? Brian Singer, manager, communication design, interviews himself about life at the company.
Among other things, this week I...giggle over the promo for Hardy (above), the new typeface from recent Design Envy curator and Sagmeister & Walsh designer Wade Jeffree.
Section: Inspiration -
type design, typography, fonts, letterpress
How has EYE magazine weathered the vicissitudes of design culture and retained its relevance after publishing 60 issues? Editor Walters discusses how the magazine has stayed in the center of a quiet storm of ideas.
Section: Inspiration -
print design, interview, Voice
A brand is, or at least should be the representation of a particular group of people and the activities in which they engage, and not the thing itself.
Section: Why Design
Boralex 2008 Annual Report
Are you reading the year's best-designed books? See the 50 Books/50 Covers winners @DesignObserver @designersbooks http://t.co/k6T2TbCFh4
9 hours ago
Le Musée grandit (The Museum is growing)
A Mathematical Argument For More Women In Leadership
Posted by Solange Charas
FastCompany.com - Where ideas and people meet | Fast Company
Opinion: The Future of Co-Branding
Posted by Ivan Navarro
Graphic Design Blueprints: Architects have them, now designers do too. Boost designs by discovering their target markets' Visual Preferences
Shared in Tools & Resources by