We’re looking for design-forward organizations to be partners—groups that are leading with, within, and through design—whose support is critical to building and sustaining programs, initiatives, and resources that champion a more contemporary and inclusive profession.
This exciting, live design competition—launched in 2007—allows up-and-coming designers to face off for the chance to break into the industry in front of design peers, heroes, and potential employers. The virtual competition runs on two consecutive days, with contestants tasked with completing an initial challenge in one week, and the second challenge in one day. Each night, the live audience votes for a winner to receive prizes, cash, and bragging rights for the year.
AIGA Virtual Design + Business Conference
May 4–6, 2022
AIGA's Design + Business Conference features the most notable, impactful, and innovative projects from the past year, uncovering insights to demonstrate what drove successful collaboration and communication, and explore the process and decisions that informed the final product. Each day caps off with a live unrecorded salon, hosted by our presenters, to dive deeper into the conversation, answer attendee's burning questions, and create a true understanding of the ins-and-outs of client-designer relationships.
AIGA Virtual Portfolio Festival
July 19–22, 2022
AIGA's Portfolio Festival—a major weeklong virtual festival-styled, creative portfolio event—brings together an incredible roster of noted design leaders with students, emerging designers, and designers in the midst of professional/job transition, and features daily live-streamed keynotes and portfolio reviews, in-depth small group portfolio review sessions, private 1:1 sessions, and a range of complimentary webinars and workshops.
AIGA Design Conference
October 20–22, 2022
The annual AIGA Design Conference, now in its 22nd year, is recognized as one of the most engaging and provocative events in the design world.
Participants will experience three days packed full of inspiring speakers, tours, practical advice, peer-to-peer connection, thought leadership, and introductions to new and exciting design-related products and services—in-person or from the comfort of their own home.
Webinars & Podcasts
AIGA's dynamic lineup of webinars and podcasts explore and highlight the practitioners, companies and communities leading by and through design. From AIGA's Fireside Chat series featuring conversations between AIGA Executive Director Bennie F. Johnson in conversation with senior design leaders, to Design Futures Now—AIGA's inaugural podcast exploring how design is changing as a discipline and profession, and how to face these opportunities as a community—we've got you covered!
AIGA Design POV
AIGA’s Design POV research initiative began with a simple question—what does it mean to be a designer? From that single question, this research initiative has grown exponentially leading us down new paths of discovery. We are committed to enhancing designers’ relevance, leadership, and opportunities for success. One of the greatest challenges comes in finding ways to inspire and guide those inside and outside the profession to understand how valuable the character, training, and experience of designers can be in solving complex problems and bringing positive change to society.
This survey of book design represents perhaps the longest-standing legacy in American graphic design. Beginning in 1923, the Fifty Books of the Year competition was a yearly mainstay of AIGA. Known today as the 50 Books | 50 Covers, this time-honored competition aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and book covers each year.
AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.
AIGA Eye on Design
AIGA Eye on Design is an editorial platform that explores what it means to be a designer today. We cover the issues important to the global design world + elevate the voices of contemporary designers as a way to build a more engaged design community.