American Institute of Graphic Arts
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) aims to inspire designers and the public by sharing great design, and advocating for a richer understanding that design plays in public life. They are the USA's largest organization for design, encompassing both amateurs and professionals.


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Check AIGA's Free Design Catalog

While thousands of languages are spoken around the world, there is one that is understood by everyone - pictures. That’s why the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, put together a free catalog of 50 universal symbols used to communicate basic information such as bathroom location, where to find first aid and types of transportation available in certain areas. Now, these symbols are seen in public places all over the world.

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The American Institute of Graphic Design Membership

Passionate about design? The American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGA) offers a variety of membership packages for designers who are looking to join a community of professionals and get more involved in the industry. Membership levels are tailored to meet the needs of designers in all stages of their career. Whether you’re a design student, veteran designer or somewhere in between, there is a membership that is perfect for you. AIGA also offers group memberships for companies interested in offering this opportunity to their employees Each AIGA membership comes with a long list of perks including access to workshop and store discounts, AIGA’s portfolio sharing platform, networking opportunities and so much more. Plus, you’ll receive AIGA’s monthly newsletter, “Communiqué,” where you’ll get the latest design news, member offerings and a first look at upcoming events.

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Start Your Graphic Design Career Today

Like many fields, graphic design is a competitive one. If you’re looking to build a career in graphic design and have no idea where to begin, AIGA can help. Their free career guide written by Juliette Cezzar, the associate director of the BFA Communication Design program at Parsons, will give you all of the information you need to begin building your graphic design career. This guide will teach you the basics about key design concepts, selecting a design program that’s right for you, navigating the job search process and more.

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