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NEW YORK—July 18, 2013. Five directors and a new chapter presidents representative begin their terms on the national board for AIGA, the professional association for design. Each brings a unique perspective to the board, representing a wide range of disciplines including design entrepreneurship, user experience, design firm operations, design education and social communications—as well as a wealth of experience with AIGA and its history at the national and local levels.
And effective July 15, 2013, Sean Adams, AdamsMorioka (Los Angeles) and Drew Davies, Oxide Design Co. (Omaha), have been elected as co-presidents of AIGA. Adams, a former president, has rejoined the AIGA board of directors on an ex officio basis and will serve a two-year term. Davies, already serving on the board and as national design director of Design for Democracy, will complete the final year of his term in the role of co-president.
As the new directors assume their roles, AIGA recognizes those completing their service on behalf of the design profession.
AIGA sincerely thanks these dedicated design leaders for their service and welcomes each of the new directors to the national board.
AIGA, the professional association for design, advances design as a
professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the
largest community of design advocates, AIGA brings together
practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design
and creates the vision for a collective future. AIGA defines global
standards and ethical practices, guides design education, inspires
designers and the public, enhances professional development, and makes
powerful tools and resources accessible to all. Learn more at aiga.org/about.
For further information, please contact:Jennifer Bender, director of communications and marketingAIGA | the professional association for design
AIGA’s 15-member board is elected by the entire professional membership
and plays a crucial role in determining the mission of AIGA.
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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.
This task force is charged with reviewing the role AIGA might play in recognizing, communicating and advocating remarkable design that has emerged from the graphic design tradition—experienced in many media and forms today.
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