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2021 AIGA Career Festival

November 9–10, 2021

Hire and get hired. AIGA invites you to the most dynamic career event of its kind.

Find a Design Job

Hire Top Creative Talent

Your Front Row Seat to the Creative Hiring Process

Get Hired

AIGA is here to help you take your career to the next level. Join us for the inaugural AIGA Career Festival to meet employers, gain actionable insights from creative recruiters, and find your next job opportunity. This two-day event features one-on-one handshake hours with companies, exclusive job opportunities, Fireside Chats with design leaders, and workshops to hone your personal pitch. 

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Find Talent

Looking for design talent? AIGA’s networked community of recent grads, emerging, experienced, and senior level designers is the place to start. Join us for an immersive virtual experience connecting you with qualified professionals at every level and design discipline, and showcase your company and open design positions to a dynamic audience of job seekers looking for their next career opportunity.

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Event Sessions & Schedule Overview

Thank You to Our Hiring Partners

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A + I

A+I is Architecture Plus Information, an award-winning strategy-led design agency.

We design more than architecture. We use information and creativity to better the changing world we inhabit.

With an investigative lens, we apply critical thinking, rooted in architecture, to solve increasingly complex problems, and build more meaningful, more complete and more integrated design solutions. By applying our ideology in new ways, we help courageous organizations on the cusp of transformation see themselves more clearly, embrace change, and propel their business and their people forward by showing up in the physical world with purpose. Our spaces embody our client's ambition.

Most importantly, we build empathy. We make space for people to do remarkable things because we believe it's the people that give power to a place.

Architecture powers our thinking.
Information powers our solutions.
People power the rest.

Architecture Plus.

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Coforma works with the government and private sector to craft creative digital solutions and build technology products that improve people’s lives. They’ve honed a modern, agile, user-centered approach that elevates human needs through thoughtfully-designed systems and products. They’re dedicated to reshaping the way communities access and utilize technology products. Together. Visit them at

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Kimley-Horn is one of the nation's premier planning and engineering design consultants. Our team members tell us we're not like other consulting firms. In fact, we're not like most companies in general. The quality of our people, culture, clients, and our approach to business sets us apart. We recruit passionate, driven people, who, through their work, discover untapped talents and interests.

At Kimley-Horn, our in-house creative teams are integral to every aspect of our business. We use design to differentiate Kimley-Horn in the marketplace; to create understanding around and excitement for projects in local communities; and to energize and connect our employees. 

Our creative community of 60+ designers constantly share inspiration, techniques, and ideas. We are organized in small design studios embedded in our offices in Philadelphia, Northern Virginia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, Orange County Sacramento, St. Paul, and Warrenville, IL. 

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Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft Design & Research Team is hiring! Please join us during our Virtual Handshake we will have Albert Shum CVP of Design and his team on 11/10 @ 12PM EST to connect with UX professionals from Microsoft product teams. See Microsoft's open design roles here.

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Founded in 2007, SARANKCO partners with clients big and small to define experiences, develop brands, and create meaningful communications that generate awareness, influence behavior, and drive engagement.

Our talented team offers a high level of expertise across strategy, copywriting, and visual design that is unmatched by similarly sized creative studios. We work collaboratively to meet challenges head-on, creating innovative print and digital solutions flawlessly executed for top brands, including American Express, Sephora, Leading Hotels of the World, First Manhattan, and Hearthside Foods.

As a certified LGBT Business Enterprise with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), championing diversity and inclusion is core to our beliefs. We are headquartered in New York City, with a remote hybrid team that is spread across the five boroughs, Connecticut, New Jersey, and beyond. 

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Sterling is a leading consumer branding and packaging design firm with offices in New York, Cincinnati and San Francisco. For over 25 years, our design, strategy, and innovation teams have worked to bring brands to life across the full spectrum of consumer experiences. We work in every category, considering the physical and digital shelf, and have broad experience across food, grocery, beverages, wine and spirits, toys, athletic wear, beverages, pet care, telecom, QSR, cosmetics and more.

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The Wix Playground Academy

The Wix Playground Academy is dedicated to facilitating the creative education of the next generation of web designers. Through project-based learning, experimental activities, and personal mentorship, students discover their creative identity and build their online presence.

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Xandr is a data-enabled technology platform, powering a global marketplace for premium advertising. Working at the intersection of digital advertising and TV advertising, we are uniquely positioned to build products that move the industry forward and reimagine what is possible.

The Xandr Product Design Team creates the interfaces that power these industry-leading advertising products. We work closely with buyers and sellers, to better understand their needs and to solve their greatest challenges for the future.

Our userbase is data-driven, efficient, strategic, and collaborative - so our projects often include designing complex workflows, handling large data sets, and architecting future-proof products. Our Product Designers are skilled in interaction design, information architecture, workflow analysis, user research, and close collaboration with Product Managers and Engineers. We are curious and motivated to understand macro systems and micro complexities. We have big ideas for what the future can hold, while also making an impact in the present.

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Become a Career Partner

We offer a range of dynamic annual and event-based partnership opportunities tailored to highlight your company and help you make meaningful connections.

AIGA Professional Development Certificate Programs for Creatives

Boost Your Skills with a Certification

Professional development and lifelong learning are critical for design professionals and to advance the profession. The AIGA Certificates for Creatives were born as a result of our research findings and a partnership with MindEdge— a leading online learning platform that offers on-demand multimedia courses.

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What We've Learned

Being cognizant of the future and emerging trends has never been more critical for the design community. The AIGA Design POV research initiative found that new technologies such as AI/machine learning(49%), augmented reality/virtual reality (38%), collaborative design software (33%), online behavior tracking/modeling (28%); and telepresence/virtual workplaces (25%) are top emerging trends that will potentially have the biggest impact on the profession.

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Get Up To Three Months Free–Join AIGA Today!

There’s never been a better time to join than now. Get the rest of 2021 FREE when you join AIGA as a new member. As a member, enjoy access to invaluable resources like webinars, extensive research from our AIGA Design POV, and save big on this year’s 2021 AIGA Design Conference (not to mention all the conferences 2022 has in-store).

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Get Job Ready with AIGA

As we gear up for the 2021 AIGA Career Festival, we take a look back at a Fireside Chats from our Portfolio Festival highlighting discussions on talent recruitment and development, the value of team work, and importance of an organization's culture. 

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