What is AIGA?
The American Institute of Graphic Arts is the professional design association, serving as one of the oldest and largest membership organizations for designers all around the United States and the world. Currently, there are over 70 chapters and more than 15,000 members, forming a community of designers with all backgrounds and experience. AIGA Stevenson is a branch of the Baltimore chapter, which hosts events that enhance professional development, shares work from local designers, and brings the design community together through workshops, exhibitions, and conferences.
At Stevenson University, AIGA aims to help students become better designers, network with professionals and SU graphic design alumni, prepare their portfolio of work, connect with other creative students, and participate in the larger design community. We host events such as hand lettering and screen printing workshops, Adobe crash courses, portfolio bootcamps, and design-themed parties. Our members have also attended AIGA Baltimore events like Ink & Pixels, an annual event focused on professional development through speakers, roundtable talks, and portfolio reviews.
To promote the passion of and education of all art and design students who are interested in the process of design, art, creative thinking, etc.
To provide opportunities for serious art and design students to meet other students in the major, network with design professionals, and learn more about design technologies through club-sponsored workshops.
To teach the community about the power design has on a community, as well as the importance of creative outlets for students, educators, and business leaders.
Imani is our co-president. She is a senior graphic design major involved in W.O.R.T.H and NSLS. She also likes to read in her free time!
Michelle is our co-president. She just started her senior year and is majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Film and Moving Image. Michelle is also involved in Phi Sigma Sigma and the Ultimate Frisbee Club. She likes to hike in her free time!
Sydney is our treasurer. She just started her junior year and is majoring in graphic design and minoring in marketing. In her free time, she enjoys photography and reading books!
Communications ChairMarisa Verdi
Marisa is our Communications Chair! She is a senior Majoring in Graphic Design with a focus in Photography. She is an avid reader, a plant and nature lover, and a big fan of the spooky season.
Events ChairCaroline Schulz
Caroline is our events chair. She just started her junior year as a Graphic Design major with a professional minor in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development. In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with her lab puppy.
Social Media ChairDiamond Henson
Diamond is our Social Media Chair. She just started her Junior year and is majoring in Fashion Merchandising and minoring in Fashion Design. Diamond is also involved in W.O.R.T.H, Map, Fashion and Apparel Design, DAPI Honor Society. In her free time she likes to sew!