AIGA offers you deep personal connections with creative professionals in your community and across the nation. By joining AIGA, you are supporting a network of creative changemakers, problem solvers, and design industry leaders.
A Dynamic Community
As an AIGA member, you will receive access to benefits including professional development, continuing education on a local and national level, discounted rates to exclusive programs and events, access to virtual webinars, leadership opportunities, special members-only savings — and unique connection opportunities with a network of mentors, influential designers, design educators, and industry leaders.
Membership in AIGA provide opportunities to grow your skills and take your career to the next level. Take advantage of member-exclusive discounts to events, the AIGA Design Conference, AIGA Professional Design Certification, and Certificates for Creatives.
Access to AIGA Community
AIGA Members receive access to the new AIGA Community, a new virtual space to connect with AIGA Members from around the world. AIGA Community is a resource to share experiences and ideas that will inspire design discussions for designers of all levels.
Develop your leadership skills by volunteering for your local chapter, serving on task forces and committees, and recommend nominees for our awards programs. Students can also explore the realm of design beyond the classroom and take on leadership roles by joining their on-campus AIGA Student Group.
Resources & Inspiration
Gain free access to all of our resources, including designer toolkits, legal guides, and sample legal contracts. Get inspired by viewing popular conference talks or exploring our vast archive of design collections going back to the 1920's.
Savings & Discounts
Enjoy valuable savings and discounts on popular products and services from our partners. Receive member-exclusive discounts on AIGA resources and programming.
Benefit from access to complete job listings on AIGA Design Jobs and save up to $300 on job postings that will reach thousands of skilled AIGA designers.
How to Join
Find your community
Every member is a member of both the AIGA national organization and one of the 70+ local chapters across the nation. A portion of membership dues goes to support your local chapter's programming and initiatives. Located internationally or just too far from an existing chapter? Choose "international membership" during sign up.
Find a chapter near you.
Select a membership type
We offer memberships for students and designers of all types and experience levels. See membership types below.
Sign up for membership online
The fastest way to membership is to create an online account and sign up online. During this process, we will ask if you are a student or an educator or if you have particular areas of interest. This will ensure that you benefit from any relevant discount and receive relevant communications from us.
A full-time K-12 student, or any full-time college or university undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a two- or four-year program in design, visual communications, or related field of study.
A new designer who is one to four years past graduation or any new practitioner with less than a total of four years experience in the industry.*
*Members only qualify for this category for a maximum of four years.
A design or related industry professional with five or more total years in practice.
A professional designer, industry-adjacent leader, arts supporter, or firm owner who opts to make a greater investment in AIGA and the future of the profession.
A full-time educator in design or related field of study in a K-12 school, college, or university.
Get started today! Choose from our variety of membership levels and find the one that serves all your needs.
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