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What is AIGA doing and why? While its mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force, the motivations behind AIGA’s actions may not immediately be so clear. AIGA Insights reveal the thought processes behind key organizational decisions and creates a dialogue with members and the broader design community.
AIGA Executive Director Richard Grefé also maintains a blog at grefe.tumblr.com, a sketchpad of notes and ideas on design.
Richard Grefé is the executive director of AIGA, the professional association for design. He is generally involved in all of AIGA’s activities, although his major contributions are in strategy, formulating new initiatives to enhance the competitive success of designers and advocating the value of design.
by Richard Grefe
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After much discussion throughout the entire design community, the national board
approved the sale...
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Earlier this year, several board committees were formed to ensure that AIGA is launching its second ...
In 2014 AIGA turns 100. AIGA is celebrating this moment by looking forward toward inspiration, relev...
It is with great sorrow that we announce that William Drenttel, AIGA president 1994–1996, died on De...
After much deliberation and lively discourse, the AIGA board voted yesterday to proceed with negotia...
The AIGA Board of Directors thanks all who participated in a robust discussion around AIGA's options...
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New York, NY—September 29, 2014. As the definition of
“design” continues to broaden, so too will the scope of AIGA’s biennial
design and business conference. Next month, leading
thinkers-practitioners-writers-educators will converge in New York City
at “Gain” to consider many facets of the design of business for the
New York—September 23, 2014. Next week, AIGA, the professional
association for design, opens “Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist”—a
vibrant and inspiring retrospective of a designer who pioneered New Wave
design while carving his own path from academia to corporate design,
experimental European commissions and AIDS activism in the East Village
art scene. This exhibition is organized and designed by AIGA Medalist
Chris Pullman and Laura Varrachi of LVCK Environmental Graphics with
support from Dan Friedman's brother Ken Friedman.
New York, NY—September 25, 2014. AIGA and Wacom announce the launch of “Rise & Shine,”
a new video series that goes behind the scenes of the diverse practices
of six up-and-coming communication designers. Viewers are invited to
travel across the United States with AIGA, the professional association
for design, and Wacom, the leading producer of intuitive design tools,
to visit a range of talented, emerging designers working today and find
out what fuels their creativity. The series offers a closer look at
everything from creative processes and big career breaks to the
techniques and technology they use to realize their visions.
NEW YORK—September 18, 2014. AIGA, Design Observer and Designers & Books today published results of the 2013 “50 Books/50 Covers” competition. A panel of jurors including Michael Bierut, partner at the New York design firm Pentagram; Jessica Helfand, founding editor of Design Observer; and Peter Mendelsund, associate art director of Alfred A. Knopf Books chose 50 outstanding books and 50 exceptional covers.
Graphic Designer/Art DirectorUniversity of San Diego
San Diego, CaliforniaFebruary 11 2015