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.

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design at colleges and universities in the U.S.

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This scholarship will allow me to continue focusing on my studies, involvement with student organization on campus, and give me the time to apply to master programs or graphic design positions.

Miriam Flores

2021–2022 AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship Recipient


Your Support Makes AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships Possible

Since its inception in 1995, more than $1.3 million dollars has been awarded to 800+ college students of art and design.

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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

Jacinda Walker

Jacinda Walker

AIGA Cleveland

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