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AIGA NY Job Fair
Friday, February 7 2020
12:00–4:00 pm
Upcoming Event
Friday, February 7 2020
12:00–4:00 pm

AIGA NY Job Fair

Friday, February 7 2020
12:00–4:00 pm

AIGA NY Job Fair

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a design student or new graduate? Join us for AIGA NY’s 4th annual mini-job fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

AIGA NY board members Caspar Lam, Janet Esquirol and Jarrett Fuller will co-host.

If your company is interested in participating, please contact Stacey Panousopoulos.

Event Series: Work in Progress
AIGA NY Student Job Fair is part of the Work in Progress event series. These events are focused on the creative process, personal development and professional development. They aim to give a peek behind the curtain and expose failure as a valuable experience.

  • 12:00 pm Doors open & check-in
  • 12:10 pm Job Fair begins
  • 4:00 pm Job Fair ends
  • Members $5.00
  • Non-Members $5.00
Starr Foundation Hall

University Center
63 5th Avenue, Room UL102
New York, 10011

Participating companies

More to be announced!

Blue State

Blue State is a purpose-driven creative and tech agency. We transform how brands and causes engage their most important people. From Google to UNICEF, from Obama to MIT, from Tate Modern to Ford Motor Company, Blue State helps grow communities, build platforms, and transform organizations for the digital age. Led by the most creative and analytical minds from the political, nonprofit, and brand worlds, Blue State is a part of WPP Digital and has more than 150 employees in five offices around the world.

GHD Partners

We design purpose-driven experiences that inspire the way people live and work. For over two decades, we have collaborated with clients to solve their specific business challenges using strategic insight and innovative design. At GHD, we integrate research, technology, category expertise, and transformative design into actionable strategies that support both brand and business growth. Our long-standing relationships with some of the world’s strongest brands are a testament to our commitment to design excellence.

Insider Inc.

Insider Inc. is the global digital media company behind the business, news, and life style sites Business Insider and Insider. We have over 88 million unique US visitors to our sites each month and our global reach spans across 18 editions and 8 languages.

John Kneapler Design

John Kneapler Design a small boutique graphic design firm located in New York City, specializing in graphic design. For over 30 years we have been producing award winning work for a variety of clients. Our broad range of work includes branding, logos, invitations, event graphics, corporate communications, annual reports, posters, and web work.


MediaMonks is a global creative production company. We partner with clients across industries and markets to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands.


Founded in 2007 by Steven Rank, SARANKCO has grown to a team of more than 30 individuals who work with a spectrum of clients, large and small. Collaboration is key. We wouldn’t be here without our inclusive culture, where everyone’s voice adds to the strength of an idea. Our nimble size and integrated workstreams ensure that we all have a stake in the success of our work, from a project’s inception to its launch.


Superunion is a next-generation brand agency built on a spirit of creative optimism.

Virtue Worldwide

We are VIRTUE, the creative agency born from VICE.


Wix is a website building platform that allows you to create your online presence and manage your business online. We are a global, publicly traded company, with more than 150 million users worldwide.

Attendee FAQ’s

What should I expect? The purpose of the Job Fair is to meet and connect with people who work at a variety of different companies and learn about their design culture. You should expect conversations to be brief (5 minutes or less) on what it’s like to work for the company. AIGA NY will also have a booth staffed with talented designers and educators for attendees to ask about career advice.

Can I come if I’m not a student or recent graduate? You’re more than welcome to attend but do know that the event is geared towards our student and emerging designer community.

Should I bring my portfolio? No. The purpose is for information gathering and not a time to pitch to companies. You are welcome to follow up with the representatives afterwards.

No portfolios? What should I bring? You are welcome to bring your printed resumes, business cards, and list of questions for the representatives. Common topics include hiring procedures, timeframes, and qualities the company looks for in a designer.

What time should I arrive? The Job Fair will be open from 12-4pm. Feel free to come anytime during the fair.

How many people will be attending? We have about 250-300 attendees which means lines are likely to be long. We appreciate your patience!

What should I wear? The Job Fair is a casual event with no need for formal wear. Just be yourself!

Should I do any preparation? Yes! Review the companies that are attending and come prepared with a list of questions for the companies you would like to approach first.

Are refreshments provided? No, but you’re welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages.

Starr Foundation Hall

University Center
63 5th Avenue, Room UL102
New York, 10011