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As Designers we aim to continually stretch...

AIGA has numerous resources to support your journey to get inspired, learn more about the ever-evolving field of design and build connections, both personal and professional. A sampling are below to get you started!

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Discover the rich history of American communication design that AIGA maintains for inspiration, education and posterity.

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What Are You Doing Here?

After 25 years working nonstop as a graphic designer and writer, it happens: Chip Kidd gets the commission of a lifetime. That should be a good thing, shouldn't it? Well, shouldn’t it?!

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Why the (Business) World Needs Design More than Ever

Mauro Porcini, PepsiCo’s first ever Chief Design Officer,  ​shares how Pepsi embeds design into every aspect of their business, and how it drives the creation of new products and services.

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Expand Your Realm for Success

Bob Calvano shares his firsthand experience of how he turned a request to “hang a few pictures” into a new global-service offering. Get insight on how to transform your listening for hidden opportunities and know which ones to pounce on.

Watch Now Bob Calvano Standing at Podium Speaking to Aiga Audience
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Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders

This program, in partnership with Yale University, is designed to equip creative leaders to meet the challenges of management and give participants the skills and perspectives they need to reach the next levels in their careers. Instead of teaching management topics in separate, single-subject courses, Yale’s experienced faculty teach an integrated curriculum providing business frameworks and concepts in a rich, relevant context.

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Do Good Design

This book alerts us to the role design plays in persuading global audiences to fulfill invented needs. The book then outlines a sustainable approach to both the practice and the consumption of design. All professionals will be inspired by the message of how we can feel better and do better while holding onto our principles.

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Graphic Design Rules

Graphic Design Rules is a handy guide for professional graphic designers, students, and lay people who incorporate graphic design into their job or small business. Packed with practical advice, this spirited collection of design dos and don'ts takes readers through 365 rules like knowing when to use a modular grid---and when to throw the grid out the window. 

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