Graphic Design Organizations
Society for Experiential Graphic Design is a global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place. We are graphic and information designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, technology integrators, interaction designers, brand strategists, students, wayfinding specialists, teachers, and others who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers is a non-profit, professional association that represents over 4,100 design practitioners, including firm owners, freelancers, managers, educators, and students.
The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) exists to promote excellence in visual communications for educational institutions. As a professional trade association, we offer annual memberships; professional development opportunities through conferences, summits, and workshops; a quarterly trade publication/magazine; monthly job posting service; and email messaging lists for both working communication professionals as well as design educators.
The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) is a member-based organization of design professionals, educators, administrators, students and associates in communications, marketing, media and design-related fields.
AIGA San Francisco, the professional association for design, is an organization with cross-disciplinary interests that deals with social, ethical and professional challenges. It is the largest professional association for the design community representing San Francisco, Silicon Valley, North and East Bay and the greater Bay Area.
The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) is the national association for professional graphic designers. It was founded in 1988 to facilitate the advancement of the graphic design profession in Australia.
The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a not-for-profit association headquartered in Barcelona comprised of professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 19 European countries. Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising creativity at a European scale. The association represents more than 5,000 professionals from the field and internationally spotlights the best works accomplished at a local scale through its annual European awards.
Founded 1965, NY, the Society of Publication Designers is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design.
Japan Graphic Designers Association is an organization of professional graphic designers active throughout Japan and abroad. Since its establishment in 1978, JAGDA has continuously aimed to promote the enhancement of graphic design and to contribute to the betterment of cultural life through graphic design.
Spark is a group of independent graphic design business owners who meet monthly to enlighten each other on the business and creative issues that are relevant to design studios. Members come to share their experiences, knowledge, and inspire each other. Spark is a valuable support system for anyone who strives for excellence in business and design practices.
The dbc is a design and business networking organisation that aims to build an Australian design community that is recognised for its creativity and professionalism; an industry that acts collaboratively with a cohesive voice. We aim to connect business to design and design to business.
Founded in 1983 by design legends Deborah Sussman, Saul Bass, Jim Cross, and others, the Los Angeles chapter continues to connect LA's varied creative industries through extensive programming, events, communication and social outreach. AIGA/LA is recognized as a civic leader for its celebration of local design, partnerships with cultural and media organizations, exceptional support of educational institutions, and a dedication to nurturing the diversity and independent spirit unique to the Los Angeles creative community.
AIGA/NY is the New York Chapter of AIGA. Established in 1982, AIGA/NY is the largest of 68 chapters with 3,500 members to date.
The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators who create print, web, mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, make photos and video, visualize data and write code.
The Graphic Artists Guild primary purpose is to help our members build successful careers by equipping them with the skills and support needed to compete more effectively in an ever-changing field. Guild members are creative professionals and those studying to become creative professionals. We serve graphic and interactive designers, illustrators, animators, web programmers and developers.
Color Marketing Group, founded in 1962, is a not-for-profit, international Association of color design professionals involved in the use of color as it applies to the profitable marketing of goods and services. CMG provides a forum for the exchange of non-competitive information relating to all phases of color marketing; color trends and combinations; design influences; merchandising and sales; and education and industry contacts.
ADG-FAD is a private, non-profit organization based in Barcelona with an international reach. Our goal is to promote the culture of graphic design and visual communication.
AIGA Minnesota is the first place to turn for inspiration, professional development, and excellence in design in Minnesota. AIGA Minnesota was founded in 1977 as the Minnesota Graphic Designers Association. Today, we're one of the largest chapters in the AIGA, serving nearly 900 members in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
AIGA Chicago is a dynamic community of 1600+ members, including designers, communication professionals, design educators and students. The Chapter was founded in 1986, and has been a leader in advocating the importance of design ever since.
Cincinnati chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA).
The Nashville chapter of AIGA, formed in 2002, is a state-recognized, not-for-profit organization of designers, design educators, creative directors, photographers, illustrators, copywriters, production managers, web designers, web programmers, animators, production artists and many other types of creative professionals.
AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly-defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. Formed in 2006, the South Dakota chapter serves the graphic design community and those in related fields within the state of South Dakota, and augments the activities of the national AIGA.
The American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Colorado Chapter was founded in 1989 by a passionate group of designers who felt the need to connect with our nations oldest and largest design organization, AIGA. AIGA Colorado offers a diverse series of monthly events and programs to connect people to ideals that will ultimately help them increase their success as a designer.
Founded in 1919, BDG acts as the representative organization of all communications designers and endeavors to uphold and promote the professional interests of its members.
AIGA DC is the nation's six largest chapter and represents a vibrant, multi-discipline community of design professionals that contribute daily to the area's visual fabric. Partnering with business communicators in crafting succesful messages, AIGA DC members are an indispensable part of the area's economic engine.
Founded 1915, NY, USA. For all designers who use color. Color forecasting organization holding extensive color archives, trend information, custom color consulting and publications.