Design Organizations

AIGA – American Institute of Graphic Design - A professional association for design that "is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force."

ADC – Art Directors Club - "The first global organization to celebrate and award leaders in creative communications."

Art Years - "A cyber alumnus of art students and creative professionals [that aims] to draw the creative community together by reaching out to like-minded professionals worldwide."

ATypl – Association Typographique Internationale - A "global forum and focal point for the type community."

DMI – Design Management Institute - "DMI is an international membership organization that connects design to business, to culture, to customers — and to the changing world."

Graphic Artist Guild - Helping to "build successful careers by equipping [members] with the skills and support needed to complete more effectively in an ever-changing field."

IGDA – International Game Developers Association - "Advancing the careers and enhancing the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community."

International Society of Typographic Designers - "Run by and for typographers, graphic designers and educators... aim[ing] to create and inspire interest in all forms of typographic communication."

SEGD - Society for Environmental Graphic Design - Graphic and information designer professionals "who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place."

SND - Society for News Design - An "organization for news media professionals and visual communicators... who create print/web/mobile publications and products."

SIAD – Society of Illustrators, Artists, and Designers - "Promotes excellence in all areas of visual media [and] the protection of the intellectual property rights of its members."

SPD - Society of Publication Designers - "Dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design."

SoTA - Society of Typographic Aficionados - "Dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of type, its history and development, its use in the world of print and digital imagery, its designers, and its admirers."

TDC - Type Directors Club - "Support[ing] excellence in typography, both in print and on screen."


   Other Resources

claflin_sabbatical_overview.docx -  This is the overview of the sabbatical project on the field of Data Visualization completed by Professor Claflin in the Spring of 2105.

National Portfolio Day Association - "An event specifically for visual artists and designers [providing] an opportunity for those who wish to pursue and education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges... review your artwork, discuss their programs, and answer questions about professional careers in art." 

AIGA Mentorship Programs - "A three-month mentoring program designed to fertilize the career growth and professional success of emerging designers."

Communication Arts - "Largest international trade journal of visual communications including grs, adverting, photography, illustration, and interactive media."

Print Magazine - "Documents and critiques of commercial, social, and environmental design from every angle."

How Design - Helping designers be more creative, inspired, and successful.

Logo Design Love - Website "devoted to the design of logs and brand identities."

UnderConsideration - "A graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients."

Brand New - "A division of Under Consideration [whose] purpose is to chronicle and provide opinions on corporate and brand identity work... cover[ing] redesigns and new designs of well-know products, companies, and organizations."

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