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Membership in AIGA has its benefits—including discounts on services and products, health insurance, exclusive access to new job opportunities and more. Join today to contribute to the influence of design, further your professional development and connect with a welcoming community of peers.


All AIGA members receive these benefits:
Annual Survey of Design Salaries

Members receive exclusive access to detailed results in this annual compensation survey produced by AIGA.
Professional development

All AIGA members can access webinars produced with AIGA partners, as well as discounted rates for certificate courses and leadership workshops.

AIGA members receive one month free at Skillshare plus special discounted rates on the annual Premium Subscription.
Design Jobs

All AIGA members can view complete job listings at AIGA Design Jobs, and Sustaining members and above receive discounted rates for posting job opportunities.
Member Portfolios

All AIGA members can showcase their work, connect with like-minded creatives and be found by employers and recruiters on this exclusive network.
Designer Directory

Only AIGA members are listed in the AIGA Designer Directory, which links to each member’s exclusive member profile on
Event discounts

Members get discounted rates for local chapter events, lectures and networking events, as well as regional workshops and national conferences.
Competition discounts

Members save 25 percent on entry fees to national AIGA competitions.
Exhibition previews

Members have advance access to all exhibitions in the AIGA National Design Center via exclusive opening receptions.

All members receive Communiqué monthly, and can opt in at My AIGA for The Buzz, a monthly newsletter for emerging designers, or INform, a quarterly newsletter for in-house creatives.


Members at the Supporter level and above can access these exclusive benefits:
Discounts on Adobe products

Adobe Systems, Official AIGA Sponsor for Design Solutions, offers special rates for AIGA members.
Save on Shutterstock images, footage and online training

Take 15 percent off image licenses and 20 percent off footage purchases at Shutterstock, Official AIGA Sponsor for Creative Inspiration. Plus, get an annual Skillfeed subscription at a deeply discounted rate.
Apple discounts

AIGA members are eligible for discounts on Apple products and accessories, as well as complimentary shipping and engraving.
Discounts on Wacom drawing tablets

As an AIGA member, you are entitled to a host of exclusive Wacom product discounts on their unique line of digital drawing tablets.
Designers & Books discounts

As an AIGA member, you can receive deep discounts on new as well as rare and out-of-print books about design, art, architecture and photography from major publishers.
10 percent off at

Create premium quality stationery products to promote your work and business!

Take 20 percent off your first order, and 10 percent off all orders thereafter.
Health insurance

AIGA now has a Private Health Insurance Exchange for members at the Supporter level and above, available in all states except Vermont and Hawaii.
FedEx® services

AIGA members are eligible for special rates on select FedEx® shipments and FedEx Office print and copy services. discounts

AIGA members have access to discounted training subscriptions that help develop and maintain software skills.
Design Business and Ethics

Sustaining Members, Design Leaders and Trustees receive a printed copy of this guide.
Discounts on books and magazines

Log in for discounted subscriptions to Communication ArtsDesign Bureau, Dwell, HOW and Print, as well as discounts on design books.
Management advice and resources

AIGA members can register at the Design Management Institute (DMI) member rate for attendance at DMI national and regional conferences, seminars and workshops.
F+W Media discounts

Through a partnership with F+W Media’s Design Community, AIGA members are eligible for discounts on select events and services.


Members at the Sustaining level and above can access these exclusive benefits:
Business owner insurance

Business owners policy, also known as business owners insurance, protects your business from third party claims of bodily injury, associated medical costs and damage to your or someone else’s property.
Discounts on dental, healthy choice, lifestyle assistance

This series of benefits represents an opportunity for discounts on lifestyle services: Dental Plus Discount Plan, Healthy Choice Discount Plan and Lifestyle Assistance Discount Plan. This is not Insurance.
General liability insurance

General liability insurance protects your business from third party claims for bodily injury, associated medical costs and damage to someone else’s property.
Health insurance

AIGA offers members choices in healthcare. Find a plan from among those offered by top insurance companies like BlueCross BlueShield, United Healthcare and Aetna.
Long Term Care insurance

Most financial advisors encourage the consideration of long term care insurance as part of a complete financial plan. Find out information on three common types of long term care: home healthcare, adult day care, and assisted living options.
Mortgage assistance

Quicken Loans Mortgage Insiders Program provides members with an efficient and helpful mortgage process and $300 cash back on a closed loan.
Pet insurance

AIGA members are eligible for a 5 percent discount on Hartville Pet Insurance (10 percent on multiple pets!). Hartville reimburses up to 90 percent of covered vet costs after a $100 annual deductible per pet.
Professional liability insurance

Professional liability insurance, also called errors and omissions insurance (E & O insurance), protects your business if you are sued for negligently performing your services, even if you haven’t made a mistake.
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