AIGA San Francisco

the professional association for design


Get Involved

AIGA San Francisco is run by a dedicated board of directors and by equally devoted committee members. These volunteers offer their time and energy to help run AIGA events and programs. Each board member directs their attention to one of AIGA's several initiatives on design. If you would like to volunteer to help with any of the SF chapter's initiatives or programs, please send an email to

Business Outreach

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA established a Business Outreach program in order to help the broader business community. Learn more »


Our chapter communicates to members and friends in a variety of ways. Our goal is to ensure that we present information clearly and concisely while also ensuring a high level of design and communications quality. Learn more »

Design History

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA is proud to be the first in the nation to establish a Design History board position. Learn more »

AIGA San Francisco Design Library

AIGA SF has founded a Design Library at our offices on Sutter Street.


The overarching goal of the Diversity Committee is to increase representation of diversity and foster inclusiveness in regards to gender, race, sexual orientation and identity, age, class, culture/society, and creative diversity within the profession. Learn more »

The Urban Forest {Mentoring} Project

The Urban Forest Project will be planting banners by students and designers from San Francisco in the heart of the City this Fall. 25 of these banners will be created through the efforts of the AIGA San Francisco and Worldstudio—and AIGA SF members.

Education & Student Outreach

Our chapter is committed to offering college level graphic design students a variety of opportunities to supplement their education. We also seek to mentor the next generation of designers by providing inspiration to our youth. Learn more »

Enrichment Scholarship

AIGA San Francisco offers graphic design students the opportunity to enter a scholarship competition.

Portfolio Day

Each year, AIGA San Francisco presents the largest Portfolio Day for students on the West Coast.

Bay Area Design Programs

The Bay Area is a great place to learn about graphic design, illustration, digital and web design.

AIGA San Francisco Student Groups

Several Bay Area colleges have active AIGA Student Groups.

Rick Tharp Scholarship

The Rick Tharp Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Rick Tharp, a world-class graphic designer whose work influenced the entire design industry.

Inneract Project

The Inneract Project was developed to introduce, teach, and inform inner city youth about careers in design through classes, field trips and awareness programs.

Studio 5

The Studio 5 Project has been updated and changed into the Inneract Project.

Student Mixers

AIGA hosts a mixer bringing together design students from Bay Area design schools.


What does Interaction Design mean to the Bay Area? Learn more »


If members are the heart and soul of AIGA then the membership committee is the group responsible for keeping the beat. Learn more »

Membership Offers

AIGA National and the SF chapter have developed special offers for our local Bay Area members. For all membership benefits, please visit our Membership section.

Corporate or Group Memberships

Did you know that your company can save more than 15 percent by purchasing a group membership rather than individual professional memberships for your employees?


AIGA San Francisco presents over 50 events and programs to the design community each year. Learn more »

Scholarship Donors

The AIGA SF Enrichment Scholarship was created to recognize and promote the quality and diversity of design education. Three student members are nominated from each eligible school with an affiliated student group. A panel of independent judges selects… Learn more »

Social Impact

The Social Impact Initiative promotes and supports design for social good Learn more »

cause/affect design competition

cause/affect is a biennial, international design competition that celebrates the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact our society.

Design Pro Bono Projects

AIGA has expanded to include a section devoted exclusively to meaningful pro bono projects, particularly those in which designers can offer strategic as well as design advice.


Without the support of our sponsors, AIGA SF would not be able to present the number of events and programs to the Bay Area design community. Learn more »


AIGA San Francisco seeks to provide sustainable design solutions and resources relevant to the design profession. Learn more »

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