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Partnership will provide industry insights, career advice and compensation analysis to members and broader design community
NEW YORK—June 18, 2012. AIGA, the professional
association for design, and Aquent, a global staffing organization
dedicated to creative, marketing and digital roles for Fortune 1000
organizations, today announced a formal partnership that will provide
designers with new professional development opportunities.
For more than a decade,
Aquent has supported the design community as the Official AIGA Sponsor
for Professional Development. This year, AIGA and Aquent have expanded
their longstanding partnership to provide AIGA members and the broader
design community with these new resources:
Moderated by Fast Company contributor Alissa Walker, this six-part webinar series
will provide participants with insights from industry experts working within
six rapidly growing sectors: consumer packaged goods, energy, finance,
healthcare, media and entertainment, and technology.
Starting next week, Aquent recruiters will host monthly Q+A sessions
to respond to AIGA members’ most pressing career questions. From
building an online portfolio that will get you noticed to a
behind-the-scenes look at the hiring process, Aquent recruiters will be
available live to offer advice to designers looking to take their careers to the
Available in July 2012, the AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries
will feature interactive maps, visual explorations, advice and a
personalized salary calculator. To see the 2011 results, visit www.aiga.org/salary-survey.
“Every designer needs to have a basic set of tools and skills—from
making sure your portfolio represents the full range of your design
capabilities to positioning yourself as a leader in your industry,” said
AIGA executive director Richard Grefé. “We’re partnering with Aquent to
provide information and advice because their agents have such a unique
combination of talent management experience and industry-specific
knowledge to share with the creative community.”
“AIGA’s strong network of design professionals allows us to work closely to provide professional
development advice to those looking to advance their careers, learn more
about the job market and what they need to do to keep their skills
sharp,” said Tracy Sinclair, vice president of marketing for Aquent.
AIGA is the professional association for design, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing
design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.
Founded in 1914, AIGA today serves more than 22,000 members through 66
chapters and 200 student groups throughout the United States. AIGA
stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and
empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. Learn
more at aiga.org/about.
Aquent is the only global staffing company dedicated to creative, marketing and
digital roles exclusively for Fortune 1000 companies. The world’s most
renowned global brands come to Aquent for high-caliber freelance talent.
Its new division, Vitamin T, provides small, mid-sized and ad agency
clients with faster, easier access to in-demand interactive talent.
Aquent and Vitamin T have built an impressive global network of
marketing and creative services professionals, including print and
interactive designers, UX designers and developers, copywriters, brand
managers, market researchers, and more. For more information, go to www.aquent.com.
For further information, please contact:Jennifer Bender, director of communications and marketing
AIGA | the professional association for design
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In this webinar series developed by AIGA and Aquent, industry experts speak about working within six rapidly growing sectors, sharing best practices and fresh ideas.
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In this webcast series, Aquent recruiters host Q+A sessions each month online to help respond to AIGA members' most pressing carer-related questions.
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compensation, job search, portfolios, professional development
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.
NEW YORK—September 9, 2014. Today AIGA, the professional
association for design, announced the 2014 results of the “Justified:
AIGA Design Competition.” Design firms, in-house design departments,
design entrepreneurs and freelance designers submitted nearly 750 design
projects, making this the most competitive year for AIGA’s annual
design competition. After careful and considered review, the jury
recognized 19 submissions that successfully demonstrate the value of
design based on craft, methodology, execution and impact.
NEW YORK—August 5, 2014. Yathrib Ragsdale mentors minority, first generation, college bound students. Myles Thompson educates his college campus about African American art and culture. And
Kawing Ng manages a Meetup group called VolunteerNY to bring together people who share a common goal of giving back to the community. These talented and dedicated students are among 14 recipients of the 2014–2015 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, awarded each year to art and design college students who demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.
NEW YORK—July 1, 2014. Today five board members and a new presidents council representative join the national board of directors
for AIGA, the professional association for design, following a national
search. Ken Carbone, John Luu, Christopher Simmons, Jill Spaeth, Paul Wharton and Elysia Syriac join the national board, and Su Mathews Hale has been elected to the president-elect position.
After much discussion throughout the entire design community, the national board
approved the sale of AIGA’s building in New York City. At this pivotal point in our history, the board
adopted a revised strategic framework which articulates four strategic focuses for the organization and outlines the process and timeline for funding decisions.
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