You & AIGA: Tools and Resources
AIGA is your professional organization, the place to go for community, inspiration and thought leadership you won’t find anywhere else. Beyond providing members with exclusive benefits, AIGA supports the profession by providing industry-leading tools and resources.
Job Board AIGA Design Jobs is the first place AIGA members turn to find their next opportunity, and the premier place for employers seeking the most qualified designers.
Professional Development AIGA members have opportunities to learn new skills, get advice on pressing career questions, hear insights from industry leaders and learn how to manage more effectively.
Member Portfolios: showcase your work, connect with like-minded creatives and be found by employers and recruiters on this exclusive network.
Design Business and Ethics this series outlines the critical ethical and professional issues encountered by designers and their clients. This publication examines the key concerns a designer faces in maintaining a successful practice and speaks directly to the protection of individual rights.
Standards of Professional Practice A professional designer adheres to principles of integrity that demonstrate respect for the profession, for colleagues, for clients, for audiences or consumers, and for society as a whole. These standards define the expectations of a professional designer and represent the distinction of an AIGA member in the practice of design.
Spec Work AIGA believes that professional designers should be compensated fairly for their work and should negotiate the ownership or use rights of their intellectual and creative property through an engagement with clients. To that end, AIGA strongly encourages designers to enter into client projects with full engagement to show the value of their creative endeavor, and to be aware of all potential risks before entering into speculative work.
Salary Survey Each year, AIGA and Aquent join forces to conduct an extensive compensation survey for the communication design profession—the largest of its kind. AIGA and Aquent produces this salary survey as part of a comprehensive program of activities developed to serve the professional designer with strategies for success.
Design Leaders Confidence Index Since 2005, AIGA conducts a quarterly survey of design leaders to assemble an authoritative statement on the current conditions within the design economy. Over time, the responses enable AIGA to develop a confidence index of conditions in the profession that will be helpful to members and their colleagues. The index will also help us in advocating the interests of the design community in Washington and with sponsors.
- Interested in sustainability? Visit The Living Principles for Design
- Interested in in-house issues? Visit INitiative
- Interested in designing for social impact? Visit Design for Good
- Interested in usability? Visit Design for Democracy
- Interested in design education? Visit Design Ed K12 and Design Educators Community
For your clients
- Post a job or internship
- Find a designer by portfolio
- Find a designer or firm by name or location
- Find a designer or firm by contacting a local chapter
- Learn more about spec work
- Learn about intellectual property
- Learn how organizations benefit from design
- Learn why design can help business and society
More information, visit http://www.aiga.org/resources/.