Archive for November 7th, 2014

AIGA- American Institute of Graphic Arts

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Have you digital peeps heard of AIGA?

Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.”

Who we are and what we do

A vision for AIGA

AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers. As the profession’s largest community, we advance design as a respected craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design on business, society and our collective future.

The mission of AIGA

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, inspire designers and the public, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

Who are we?

AIGA is a global community of design advocates and practitioners.

What does AIGA do?

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force by connecting practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons through regional, national and global events and by creating and curating content that:

  • advocates for a greater understanding of the value of designers and design in government, business, media and the public
  • enhances professional development
  • defines global standards and ethical practices
  • inspires designers and the public
  • establishes criteria for design education that meets the needs of the profession
  • makes powerful tools and resources available and accessible
  • celebrates and enhances the value of design
  • mobilizes a global design movement

 

They have a listing of Job Opportunities you can search in an state.

You can become a member and become as involved as you would like to be.

Check out their inspiration page too!

 

I listen to Debbie Millman’s podcasts (called Design Matters and can be found here) and she is a major part of AIGA. I recommend you check her out too. She has an amazing podcast that features a variety of designers/artists and just amazing people….maybe I’ll do a post about that soon!

Anyway, it’s always good to find organizations to be a part of to further your creativeness/ career/ and other goings on.

So go get inspired people!

(brandieNsmith)

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(brandieNsmith)