2019 Design Census
2019 Design Census
2019 Design Census

9,429 people participated in the 2019 Design Census. Check out the data below, or download the PDF for a portable copy. 

Slideshow Image

Page 1

Slideshow Image

Page 2

Slideshow Image

Page 3

Slideshow Image

Page 4

Slideshow Image

Page 5

Slideshow Image

Page 6

Slideshow Image

Page 7

Slideshow Image

Page 8

Slideshow Image

Page 9

Slideshow Image

Page 10

Slideshow Image

Page 11

Slideshow Image

Page 12

Slideshow Image

Page 13

Slideshow Image

Page 14

Slideshow Image

Page 15

Slideshow Image

Page 16

Slideshow Image

Page 17

Slideshow Image

Page 18

Slideshow Image

Page 19

Slideshow Image

Page 20

Slideshow Image

Page 21

Slideshow Image

Page 22

Slideshow Image

Page 23

Slideshow Image

Page 24

Slideshow Image

Page 25

Slideshow Image

Page 26

Slideshow Image

Page 27

Slideshow Image

Page 28

Slideshow Image

Page 29

Slideshow Image

Page 30

Slideshow Image

Page 31

Slideshow Image

Page 32

Slideshow Image

Page 33

Slideshow Image

Page 34

Slideshow Image

Page 35

Slideshow Image

Page 36

Slideshow Image

Page 37

Slideshow Image

Page 38

Slideshow Image

Page 39

Slideshow Image

Page 40

Slideshow Image

Page 41

Slideshow Image

Page 42

Slideshow Image

Page 43

Slideshow Image

Page 44

Slideshow Image

Page 45

Slideshow Image

Page 46

Slideshow Image

Page 47

Slideshow Image

Page 48

Slideshow Image

Page 49

Slideshow Image

Page 50

Slideshow Image

Page 51

Slideshow Image

Page 52

Slideshow Image

Page 53

Slideshow Image

Page 54

Slideshow Image

Page 55

Slideshow Image

Page 56

Slideshow Image

Page 57

Slideshow Image

Page 58

 

The 2019 AIGA Design Census was open to the public for five weeks starting April 1, 2019. It was shared directly with AIGA’s members and attendees of the AIGA Design Conference, as well as the wider U.S. design community via social media, paid advertising, and Eye on Design’s readership. Next year we hope to extend the Design Census to the rest of the world.

We spent months developing a tight lineup of survey questions, and while the 2019 Design Census questions and resulting data set are stronger than in previous years, there is always room for improvement. Thank you to those who have sent us feedback. Your input will not only help us make next year’s Design Census even more comprehensive, but in the short term it has helped us in our contextual reporting around the 2019 results. If you have feedback, please email us at submit@aiga.org, and a senior editor will log your comments.

In order to get a more accurate picture of the current state of design, we went beyond simple data visualizations and identified the key areas of interest as well as the topics that required a more nuanced approach. To do this we created Python code that enabled us to work with both quantitative and qualitative data, regardless of the number of responses, as some questions enabled the user to select multiple choice answer options. Once the data was streamlined, we used applied pivots and different types of aggregation. We then compared qualitative-textual answers with different scales, like charting the broad correlation between salary and satisfaction. Download the raw data and give the data a whirl.

View the results of the 2017 Design Census, the 2016 Design Census, and the 2008–2014 AIGA Salary Surveys.