AIGA Philadelphia’s mission is to activate, support, empower, and amplify designers and to advance the discipline of design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force within the Philadelphia area.

Our Vision
As the local chapter of the professional association for design, AIGA Philadelphia will be the foremost resource for visual designers and other creative professionals of all disciplines in the local community, representing a diverse group of creatives across a multitude of personal and professional experiences and background.

About AIGA Philadelphia
Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.” In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. AIGA Philadelphia’s purpose is both integral and complementary to the national organization: to provide the highest standards within the profession and the business community and to stimulate interest and understanding of graphic design and visual communication through lectures, exhibitions, and other activities.

We recognize diversity through professional backgrounds, years of practice, areas of professional experience, economic level, cultural background, age, ethnicity, place of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and cognitive and physical abilities.

AIGA is the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 18,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.