AIGA Membership

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.

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Membership Benefits

How to Join

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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.


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Select a membership type

We offer memberships for students and designers of all types and experience levels. See membership types below.


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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.

Membership Levels

Contributing

$50 /year

Perfect for students or professionals who are just starting out, Contributing members receive member discounts, access to AIGA events and local programming, networking opportunities, and so much more. 

Supporting

$150 /year

Supporting level members are generally mid-level designers or those who want to access higher level benefits such as Apple product discounts. 

Sustaining

$250 /year

Commonly referred to as the professional level, Sustaining level members receive all of our benefits and the ability to apply for an advisory opinion letter. 

Design Leader

$500 /year

Design Leader members are just that–leading the design industry by giving back to the local creative community and making a larger impact on the future of the design profession with this level of membership.

Trustee

$2,500 /year

The Trustee level provides the largest contribution to AIGA’s membership, programming, and local influence. The generosity of Trustee donors ensures mentorship, learning, and engagement for design students, practitioners, educators, and enthusiasts across the country.

Get started today! Choose from our variety of membership levels and find the one that serves all your needs.


Membership Levels Starting January 1, 2022

AIGA is here to equip and empower our community to advance design through innovation and creativity and we are excited to imagine the future of the design industry with our members. On January 1, 2022, we will be introducing a new membership structure that will better reflect the value of membership and career pathways of our members. 

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Student

$50 /year

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.

Emerging

$150 /year

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.

Professional

$250 /year

A design or related industry professional with give or more total years in practice.

Leader

$500 /year

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.

Educator

$200 /year

A full-time educator in design or related field of study in a K-12 school, college, or university. 

Join now at 2021 prices and lock in your membership rate until December 31, 2022.

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