AIGA/NY Mentoring Program AIGA/NY Mentoring Program AIGA/NY Mentoring Program AIGA/NY Mentoring Program


The AIGA/NY Mentoring Program has been providing creative professionals with the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an ambitious young artist for over 15 years. The program kicks off in the fall and gives professionals the chance to work with talented, ambitious students from the New York City High School of Art and Design. If you are interested and an AIGA/NY member, please email Katie.

The Specifics

- Mentors and students are asked to make a 3-year commitment — with pairs meeting in the student’s sophomore year and continuing through graduation.

- Mentor student pairs meet one-on-one with a goal of spending four hours together every month. Pairs are invited to participate in planned programming but are also encouraged to meet independently.

- The High School of Art and Design is a specialty high school where students are accepted after submitting a portfolio prior to their freshman year. Teachers and guidance counselors encourage students that are especially driven and talented to participate.

- Students often ask their mentors for guidance on portfolios, class projects and college applications.

- Programing caters to an interest in the arts by planning events such as portfolio reviews, project based workshops and an intensive end of the year project lead by a designer or design organization.

- End of the year projects have partnered with designers and organizations such as Michael Bierut, James Vicotre, The Green Patriot Poster project and World Studio. In 2009, World Studio procured donated space from Viacom on a digital billboard in Times Square where 5 student winners had their work shown for 1 month.

- The programming for the 2011-12 school year included a gallery show in the East Village in collaboration with Green Patriot Poster Project, an Etsy workshop and an end of the year party at Museum of Art and Design (MAD).


Program Co-Coordinators

Katie Mangano
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Karin Satrom
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We are so excited for Brian Lorossa's first curated show. Brian was an amazing mentor in our program. Check out the show:

Undefined by Design

A group exhibition presenting artwork by visionary designers who share a drive to transcend the definition of design.

Mar 30th 9:43pm • No Comments

Looking forward to workshop 1 for our end of year project with @debbiemillman next weekend!

Mar 30th 9:40pm • No Comments

Congratulations to Karin and her new son!

Mar 10th 6:44pm • No Comments

Looking forward to working with @debbiemillman for our end of year project! See everyone next Thursday!

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