Submit a Case Study

The stories of great design are powerful tools. The most successful case studies provide inspiration to fellow designers and serve as learning tools that can be shared with clients, media and the public. 

Some firms develop case studies as a matter of course—others might collect the information but have not developed a structured way of presenting it. This submission form walks you through what topics to cover—such as research, strategy and effectiveness—to demonstrate the value of design in a clear, compelling and accessible way. You’ll also have an opportunity to add images in the last step. 

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Sophia Ahn, managing editor.

Fields marked with an * are required.

Enter the title of your project, a brief summary and project details (client, duration and team)

This is a Design for Good project (Select this box if your work was done for a nonprofit or social cause.)
Title of the project *
No more than 100 characters.
Summary *
Add a brief description of your post (no more than 300 characters).
Client *
No more than 100 characters.
Duration *
No more than 100 characters.
Team *
Please include job titles and specific names, making sure to list members of the design team, the client team, any external experts you worked with, as well as the design facilitator if there was one.

Describe your project

Project Brief *
Client brief and overview of market.

What was your budget?

Budget *
Please describe the budget for your project. If your client is a nonprofit or educational institution, indicate what percentage of your time or services was donated, if any.

What research did you do?

Research *
Provide sources and audit or market data.

What was your strategy?

Strategy *
Ideas and implementation for satisfying the brief within the context of the challenges and market demands.

What challenges did you face?

Challenges *
What challenges were inherent in the project.

Why is your design effective?

Effectiveness *
Why does your client consider the project a success? Why do you consider it successful? Proof of effectiveness may range from an increase in sales or audience participation to the adoption of more sustainable practices or a change in perception. Include metrics and client quotes when possible.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Additional information
Include links to videos and anything else you’d like to share.

Upload images

Summary image *
Upload one image at 300 pixels wide, 72dpi, RGB, in .png, .jpg or .gif format. Special characters (&*()^%$#@!'"~`[]{}) in file names are not allowed. This is the thumbnail image that will appear with the summary wherever your article is promoted on AIGA.org.
Summary image source credit and caption
Enter a brief credit for your image (e.g., "Photo: Artist Name" or "Source: websitename.com").
Article Images * Upload images at 640 pixels wide, 72dpi, RGB, in .png, .jpg or .gif format. Special characters (&*()^%$#@!'"~`[]{}) in file names are not allowed. These images will appear in a slideshow at the top of your case study. (At least one image is required.) *
Image source credit and caption *
Image source credit and caption
Image source credit and caption
Image source credit and caption

Submit

Terms & Conditions * I represent that this post is noncommercial in nature, and that the words and images contained within it are my own. Any words or images not my own have been properly credited and I have obtained permission to republish them in this forum. I understand that AIGA may remove my post if found to be in violation of any copyright or trademark, or if deemed inappropriate for any reason.