Professional Graphic Design Organizations
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), representing 22,000 members, is the largest and oldest membership organization representing designers. Since 1914, the AIGA has been a place for creative professionals to network and work towards improving graphic design as a profession.
Graphic Artists Guild
The Graphic Artists Guild is a professional organization dedicated to educating and protecting its members, with a focus on the economic and legal sides of being a creative professional.
The Freelancers Union
The Freelancers Union offers health insurance, job postings, events and networking opportunities to graphic designers and other creative professionals.
Graphic Design Organizations
Joining a graphic design organization can open up a new outlet for networking to increase your client-base, contact list and list of potential collaborators. Being a member of a design organization can also give you access to events, research options and competitions. This list covers some professional organizations in the design industry.