AIGA San Francisco

the professional association for design


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. Our Education Chair and Student Liaisons work with local college design programs and high schools.

Student Liaisons

  • Amy Compeau, California College of the Arts
  • Andrea Falke, Academy of Art University

If you have any questions regarding college student participation in AIGA, please contact Kelsey, Amy or Andrea at student_liaison

AIGA SF Student Facebook Group

  • We have created a Facebook Group for students so that they can connect with one another. Please join by clicking here.

AIGA San Francisco Student Groups

Several Bay Area colleges have active AIGA Student Groups.

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.

Portfolio Day

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

Student Mixers

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

Enrichment Scholarship

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

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.

Bay Area Design Programs

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

Studio 5

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

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