AIGA supports designers at every stage, from students to seasoned professionals.
AIGA Professional Design Certification
Get certified as an AIGA Professional Designer or AIGA Design Leader.
Join us for one of AIGA’s national gatherings of designers for learning and professional growth
Offered in partnership with Yale University, the Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders program equips design leaders with management skills
Learn more or enter your work to 50 Books | 50 Covers, 365: AIGA Year in Design, and more
Learn about scholarship opportunities for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students in creative fields
AIGA Learning Solutions for Organizations
AIGA can help organizations lead, innovate, and be future forward with customized solutions.
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Get Certified! Introducing the AIGA Professional Design Certification
Earn the credential that will differentiate you in a competitive marketplace for job opportunities and clients. Introducing the AIGA Professional Design Certification, a program designed to create accountability and professional standards for designers. Professional certification is shown to be a valuable credential for career advancement and is preferred or required for jobs in many professions. AIGA is working to provide this certification and benefit to the design community. Commit to your practice and the design profession–get certified today!
Portfolio Development Studio
This 10-week online course aims to help you understand the critical elements needed to have a portfolio that's right for the projects or jobs you're seeking. Each week, group crits and activities help you build on, or improve your work and the presentation of our work so that you can put your best foot forward.
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships
We believe that all students should have access to design education. Since its inception in 1995, more than $1.3 million dollars has been awarded to 800+ college students of art and design through AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. Meet the winners and learn more about the application process.
AIGA Learning Needs Assessment
In 2022, invest in you. Join AIGA and your fellow designers on this lifelong learning journey. AIGA, with the help of the design community, is working to provide new learning opportunities. Be part of this new initiative by taking this short survey to help AIGA assess professional development needs.
Your Support Makes AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships Possible
AIGA is committed to pay it forward by investing in students whose creative perspectives and experiences are underrepresented in the profession. Students are selected not only for their talent and need, but also for their commitment to giving back to the community through their work, service, and leadership. Awards are up to $5,000 toward tuition expenses.Donate Today
Coming this spring, Member Meetups are informal and intimate sessions offered free to sustaining members. These unrecorded meetings provide the opportunity to connect live with peers, network, learn, and discuss key topics of interest. Meetups are facilitated by members of the AIGA community.
Design POV Research and Insights
The Design POV research initiative is an ongoing conversation with the design community. AIGA is deeply committed to improving programming, creating awareness, and implementing solutions using the insights uncovered as part of the Design POV research. The report and findings will be released later this spring.
AIGA Eye on Design Editors' Picks
Educator David Jon Walker on Transitioning Between Communities Without Losing a Sense of Self
Walker talks about his path into design, his experiences in both an all-Black school and primarily White institutions, and the Nashville design scene. Image by Beatrice Sala.
Designer, Educator + Publisher Kathleen Sleboda on Online Archives and Plural Narratives
Kathleen Sleboda’s work traverses disciplines, often involving acts of making, curating, collaborating, and documenting. "There’s a pervasive sense that everything is online but in fact, the internet is quite unstable." Image by Beatrice Sala. Photograph by Christopher Sleboda.
Creative Director and Teacher Forest Young on Designing a More Inclusive Future
"There is an urgent need for guardrails to ensure that future design isn’t framed by a privileged perspective." Forest Young on defying the constraints of the past, breaking away from settler-colonial mindsets, and how he works to constantly call into question even his own design practice. Image by Beatrice Sala.
Speak at an AIGA Conference or Event
We are currently accepting speaker proposals for the 2023 AIGA Design Conference. Join us!