Why do you belong at AIGA? Oh, let me count the ways…

Whether you’re a student trying to make contacts, a recent grad on the hunt for your first design job, a professional looking to get plugged into a new design community, a practitioner with decades of experience who understands the importance of staying relevant, or a design lover who wants “in,” there are loads of reasons to join AIGA—at the membership level that’s right for you.

Unlike other professional associations that require membership in order to practice, people choose to join AIGA. Why? Because when you become a member at AIGA, you become part of a rich and rewarding community. You know that design family you always wanted? That’s AIGA. We know it can be tough to explain what you do for a living (or on the side) to your mom (no offense, mom!), but we get it.

In order to prepare for our spring membership drive, we asked our 26,000 members in the 70 chapters across the country why they keep renewing their membership year after year. Is it the events? The perks and discounts? The opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself? To help increase the awareness of design in the world? For that warm, fuzzy design-family feeling?

The feedback we received was, quite honestly, overwhelming. While we work hard to make sure our members have special access and deep discounts on the products and software they use daily, we discovered it’s really that intangible sense of togetherness that people get from AIGA that draws everyone from design students to design legends. You belong, too.

And this week we’re giving you extra incentive to join, upgrade, or renew with prizes like:

  • The Monotype Library, OpenType Edition (a $2,700 value)
  • A one-year subscription to the Membership by Monotype cloud-based library (a $500 value)
  • A one-year subscription to Shutterstock (a $2,300 value)
  • An Intuos Pro Medium Digital Tablet from Wacom (a $350 value)
  • A one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (a $599 value)
  • A PANTONE Portable Guide Studio (set of 9-guides, a $625 value)

You love design. We love design. Together, we can do amazing things.

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