Alliance Partners

AIGA builds alliances with organizations that reinforce our capacity to empower the success of designers, demonstrate the value of design and stimulate thinking about design. Partnerships across a range sectors—from media to academia—are based on collaborations in which the programming of each organization reinforces the goals and objectives of both. AIGA promotes the activities of its partners as an extension of activities that AIGA believes members deserve and are provided in a manner that equals the quality and substance of initiatives AIGA would itself undertake.

Media Partners

Through relationships with a variety of media entities, AIGA seeks to enhance inspiration and consideration of issues important to AIGA members and designers everywhere.

Communication Arts
Design Bureau
Fast Company
F+W Media: HOW and Print magazines

Educational Partners

AIGA partners with academic institutions and their associations to develop and deliver programming that strengthens the professionalism of designers; to provide dialogue between educators and practicing professionals on issues of curriculum, education, professional development and training; and to aid the professional development and representation of design educators.

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
College Art Association (CAA)
Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Yale University School of Management

Museum Partners

AIGA works with recognized cultural institutions who are similarly dedicated to the appreciation and interpretation of design.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Denver Art Museum

Design Organizations

Alliances with discipline-specific associations allow AIGA to provide members with increased tools and resources to advance their work, careers and peer network.

Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGDO)
Design Management Institute (DMI)
Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA)
INDEX: Design to Improve Life
Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
The International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda)
Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC)

International Organizations

United Nations: AIGA is a consultative NGO to UN

Covers the period of October 1, 2009 to the present. Last updated January 23, 2013.