AIGA is the professional association for design. We are the creative community in 72 cities. We influence the design ecosystem. We influence society. We are the design thinkers and visualizers. We are diversifying the profession. AIGA’s mission for 2017 and beyond is, “To empower all designers to succeed and grow at every point in their career.”
We are AIGA New Mexico, established in 2002.
Our mission is to build community, strengthen the skills of our members, and advocate for design in the state of New Mexico.
Local Membership, Portfolios, & Profiles
As a member, we want this chapter to serve you and your goals. To align yourself as a professional with AIGA New Mexico, the first step is accessing your member profile and member portfolio. In order to do this, simply go to my.aiga.org and sign into your AIGA account. This is where you will keep your membership information up to date, add a short bio, upload a photo, and more.
Our website highlights member portfolios as well. Simply visit portfolios.aiga.org and sign up/sign into the Behance network. Contact us to receive your AIGA Member Gallery Code to finish connecting your Behance portfolio and it will appear on the AIGA New Mexico website.
To see other member benefits, take a look at the national AIGA website to view the full list.
AIGA New Mexico is an all-volunteer organization. Volunteering is the best way to get to know people. Find out ways to volunteer here.
You can also apply to join the board and help organize events, reach out to new members, and advocate for design in our community. See board positions here.
Stay in Touch!
Our chapter is small and our community is valuable to us! If you have input or want to get in touch with other members; contact the board members anytime, follow our social channels (@aiganewmexico) or request an invite to join our Slack channel.
Initiatives & Committees
AIGA is leading the way to design a better world through their initiatives and we try to align our programming to reflect the values of our larger design community.
The largest AIGA initiative is Design for Good, reaching the impact of design beyond the commercial and implementing design thinking for social change, whether it’s poverty, race and gender equality, immigration, or other areas, together, we can design a better future. Design for Good strategic initiatives include Design for Democracy, Diversity & Inclusion, and Women Lead.
As part of its mission, AIGA nurtures initiatives such as the In-House Initiative, focusing on in-house designer’s unique opportunities and challenges, EMERGE, which focuses on junior designers and students, and more.
Committees that focus on these initiatives are often made in individual chapters to promote areas that are specific to their needs. If you have a passion for a specific need in our community (such as design education, cause awareness, or government), you can create your own committee to rally designers for your cause. All you need is one other person and a board member to start meeting.
“If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” – Massimo Vignelli
Let’s build our chapter, our industry, and our city together.