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Championing the future of design for all.

AIGA has been advancing the value of design for over 100 years through member resources and as the collective voice of the profession.

The New York Chapter is the forum for the ideas of graphic designers in the metro area. Choose the membership level that’s right for you and add your voice today.

When you join AIGA, you become part of a vibrant network of designers that shares valuable ideas, opportunities and information — in New York, and nationwide. Together, we are the collective voice of design. AIGA’s 15,000 members ensure that our profession remains strong, relevant and influential. Add your voice today.

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A full-time K-12 student, or any full-time college or university undergraduate student enrolled in a two-or four-year program in design, visual communications, or related filed of study.

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4 years


A new designer who is one to four years past graduation OR any new practitioner with less than a total of 4 experience in the industry. (Members only qualify for this category for a maximum of four years.)

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5 years


A design or related industry professional with 5 or more total years in practice.

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15 years


A professional designer, industry-adjacent leader, arts supporter, or firm owner who opts to make a greater investment in AIGA and the future of the profession.

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A full-time educator in design or related field of study, in a K-12 school, college, or university.

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AIGA NY acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors and encourage you to turn to them first.

AIGA NY is open for sponsorships at the event or chapter level. In addition to the opportunities outlined below, AIGA NY can develop custom sponsorship programs. For additional information, email us.


Large Talks Sponsor one of our large events featuring prominent speakers or topics held at a major venue such as the Parsons, The New School for Design in Greenwich Village, SVA Theater in Chelsea or the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Midtown. Past topics include In The Museum, Design x Fashion, Fresh Grad, and presentations by today’s biggest brands and designers.

  • Approximately 450–500 attendees per event

Small Talks Audiences find big, provoking, inspiring and delightful ideas in an intimate setting. Emerging and veteran designers as well as other creatives share stories about projects, careers or passions. Opportunity to sponsor events hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) at Columbus Circle.

  • Approximately 100–150 attendees per event

Chapter Presenting Sponsor $50,000

  • Recognition as the Chapter Presenting Sponsor
  • Approximately 60–70 Events per year
  • Includes benefits listed for all Event Series, Large Talk Event
  • Right of first offer on sponsorship of special programs

Event Series Presenting Sponsor $15,000

  • Recognition as the Event Series Presenting Sponsor
  • Integration within Sponsor section, each Event page and e-newsletters
  • Verbal/visual acknowledgement at each Event
  • Sponsor table and giveaway opportunities at each Event
  • Approximately 10 Events per series per year
    (Available series: Design Spotlight, Fresh Dialogue, Studio Mixer, Studio Tour, Work in Progress)

Single Event Sponsor $4,000 (Large Talk Event)  /  $2,000 (Small Talk Event)

  • Recognition as the Event Sponsor
  • Integration on Sponsor webpage, the Event page and e-newsletter
  • Verbal/visual acknowledgement at the Event
  • Sponsor table and giveaway opportunities at the Event

Large Talk Reception Sponsor $1,000

  • Recognition as the after event social networking Sponsor at the large events
  • Integration on Sponsor webpage, each Event page and e-newsletter
  • Verbal/visual acknowledgement at each Event


AIGA NY depends on the help and goodwill of volunteers to carry out a calendar of about 70 events per year, in addition to the Mentorship Program and other NY chapter initiatives. Volunteering with AIGA NY can be a great way to network, to attend NY chapter events at no charge, and to give back to your community. Volunteers are most often needed at events in the areas of registration, preparation of give-away materials, ushering, and light food service. Generally, you are asked to arrive an hour before the presentation begins, you’re introduced to your fellow volunteers, and you get to work on setting up the event. At show time, you’re on your own to enjoy the presentation. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up for our volunteering email list. By signing up, you are agreeing to receive volunteer email requests 1 to 2 times a month. If you are not currently an AIGA member, we strongly recommend you become one.