Certificates for Creatives

We asked, you told us — professional development and lifelong learning are critical for design professionals and to advance the profession. The AIGA Certificates for Creatives were born as a result of our research findings and a partnership with MindEdge and Finasana— a leading online learning platform that offers on-demand multimedia courses. These new certificates are the first step in building the AIGA learning portfolio. Help us learn together. Join these pilot programs and be part of the buildup in action! Feel free to also share your questions or thoughts with learn@aiga.org

Professional Development


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    "Excellent and practical course with combination of knowledge and active skills practice." -Brandyn P.


    "Really enjoyed the video responses from the project manager. He used his own past experiences to provide great solutions for managing stakeholders and issues." -Tiffany U. 


    "I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was engaging and easy to follow with interesting feedback from the professionals. I refreshed my past knowledge on ethics and learned some new things. Thank you." -Gordana A.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

      Lifelong learning is critical for designers, and as design association, AIGA wants to help both design professionals and the profession. We heard from our community that professional development is valued more than anything else. We also learned from our research efforts that there are some non-design specific competency gaps that designers would need to close to best position themselves to advance their careers and the overall profession. AIGA is here to help with the launch of a new pilot program that offers courses for the creative professional. We will continue to improve and build on this initiative with a lean approach, along with your support and collaboration. We encourage you to join the pilot program and please share your insights as we aim to continue listening, learning, and improving this new membership benefit.

      In partnership with the leading online learning platform, MindEdge, AIGA is offering courses that will help creative professionals identify business needs and grow future goals. MindEdge has a comprehensive catalog of professional development courses and certificates for busy professionals. Through this partnership, AIGA is able to offer this benefit to members.  


        During the pilot rollout, all learning will be asynchronous. Once you enroll in the course, you will also have exclusive access to the AIGA course community to network, connect, and learn with your peers. Our goal is to share additional resources and offer optional activities to help customize the learning experience to your specific situation. As part of the pilot program, we will offer a few optional live sessions to meet/greet other learners and learn in action through conversations with your design peers.

          Registration is simple, just follow the steps below:

          1. Select your course, pay, and you'll receive an automatic confirmation/receipt with instructions on how to start learning.

          2. You will also receive an email from AIGA's concierge learning services with onboarding information and instructions, including your login and password for access to the learning community. 

          • The community component is hosted by AIGA + Next Thought.
          • On-demand learning will occur within the AIGA + MindEdge Learning Management System.

          3. Start learning!

          • Take your on-demand course when it works best for your schedule.
          • Join the exclusive course community to network with peers.
          • Watch for more professional development opportunities from AIGA.

            Additional courses will be coming in the next weeks and months. Please send a note to learn@aiga.org with questions about the courses and we will help you find what you need. 

              The easiest way to give back to the AIGA community is to gift a course to a fellow AIGA member. It is easy! Simply add the name and contact information for the person you wish to give the course to within the application and we will send them the information to join.

                Please reach out to learn@aiga.org and we can share information on in-company solutions. 

                  Please reach out to learn@aiga.org and we will be happy to share information on potential solutions and pricing. 

                    Please reach out to learn@aiga.org. If you are an educator provider, education institution, or training center looking to promote your courses, increase credibility of your offers, and set standards for the profession, AIGA maybe able to help offer a solution. 

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