Business of Design


AIGA Arizona’s Business of Design Initiative focuses on continued business education for growing creative businesses. 35% or more of AIGA Arizona members say they are a full-time creative business owner or part-time in a “side hustle.” Most often these members are designers first and running their business is the hard part.

We run events, workshops, speaker series, and feature blog posts that connect business owners to fellow creative entrepreneurs and educate them on all aspects of running a business. From client management to finances and even legal representation, we have the small agency owners, solo-preneurs and part-time contractors covered.

So often a small agency owner can feel like they are on an island and just meeting others to “talk shop” can be therapeutic. We have all gone through the same trials and tribulations. By sharing our stories, learning something new, and supporting each other we can strengthen our community and our businesses, together.