Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

AIGA encourages diversity in design education, discourse, and practice to strengthen and expand the relevance of design in all areas of society.

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Despite progress made over the course of AIGA’s 100-year history, there are vast opportunities to support a more diverse audience of design students, practitioners, managers, thinkers, enthusiasts, clients, consumers, and policy makers.

Recent passionate conversations among AIGA members have catalyzed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative to augment ongoing AIGA programs with new ideas and resources that take a comprehensive approach, considering race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.

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AIGA Diversity Statement

Our commitment to a better design community.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

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Carlos Estrada

AIGA Detroit

George Garrastegui Jr. AIGA New York

George Garrastegui Jr.

AIGA New York

Gus Granger AIGA Dallas/Forth Worth


Gus Granger

AIGA Dallas/Forth Worth

Jacinda Walker

Jacinda Walker

AIGA Cleveland

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