When you join AIGA, you become part of a vibrant network of designers that shares valuable ideas, opportunities and information nationwide. Together, we are the collective voice of design. AIGA’s 27,000 members ensure that our profession remains strong, relevant and influential.

Next Meeting: Thursday Feb 9th



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Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.”

AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers.

As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional 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 across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.
From design fans to the profession’s leading practitioners, AIGA members come from all backgrounds, all fields, and all levels of experience—from all around the world.


AIGA encourages the formation of student groups at colleges and universities and is committed to developing these groups as a way of encouraging students to take the first step in demonstrating a commitment to their professional interest and assisting them in understanding the profession. The goal of the student groups is to get the student involved in the local design community, create a community of their own and help them build leadership skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

AIGA UNL is our newly established AIGA Student Group here on campus. Our student group exists to help our designers connect with each other and develop valuable skills by creating on-campus programs, organizing agency visits, facilitating community design projects, hosting guest lectures, and holding group critiques.

Overseen by faculty advisor, Professor Colleen Syron, AIGA UN holds meetings once a month on the first Friday of every month in Woods 205. Throughout the month there can sometimes be more events that are planned on both a local and Nebraska-wide level.

UNL AIGA Board Members:

Carlos Velasco