Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / New York

In New York on October 22, but unable to attend the "Gain" conference? We have a limited number of seats available for the professional development workshops and leadership symposium on Wednesday. Negotiations, design leadership, fundraising and more; these intensive, three-and-a-half hour workshops are designed to be both instructional and hands-on. For more information, visit:

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014 / New York

Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business? For more information, visit:

Friday, October 24, 2014 / Phoenix

The 6th annual Phoenix Design Week will go out in style at our Closing Party hosted by Phoenix Ad Club / Ad2 Phoenix. Come celebrate with us at LaneTerralever as we feast on yummy food and drinks, catch up with friends, enjoy the entertainment, and look back on all of the week's events.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Tucson

AIGA Arizona and StudioGraphia are teaming up to offer an exciting business workshop, The Mercenary Writer’s Guide to Setting Fees: Creative Professionals Getting Paid What They’re Worth.

During this working meeting, Heather Severson from StudioGraphia will help freelance creatives learn how to avoid spending hours calculating project bids and create proposals that make money. This will be a working meeting, so come prepared with a notebook and pen and/or laptop computer, a calculator, a list of some of your typical business expenses, and a few notes about your business financial goals.

This event is limited to 25 people, so register at to reserve a seat before they fill up!


Heather Severson runs StudioGraphia, LLC, a freelance writers’ cooperative that provides services in writing, editing, instruction, research and design. She also writes The Mercenary Writer’s Guide to the Universe (, a blog that encourages freelance writers and authors toward fair pay for good writing.

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

Admission: Free for AIGA, Affiliates, and Connect Coworking members, $5 for non-members

Affiliates include: EFA (Editorial Freelance Association), Start Up Tucson, AAF, AD2, ASMP, and AIA members

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Saturday, October 10, 2015 / New Orleans

Experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes. For more information, please visit: