Fellows Award

Award + Reception

The AIGA San Francisco Fellow Award recognizes seasoned designers and other major figures who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the Bay Area design community and the AIGA SF chapter. Our Fellows are honored for their design practice and other contributions in a range of areas, including education, writing, and leadership.

Women in Leadership & Design

The mission of AIGA SF’s Women in Leadership & Design (WILD) initiative is to amplify women and non-binary designers’ collective power and visibility. We’re redesigning leadership, together. Join us!

Studio Tours

Studio Tour

Join us as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of some very influential Bay Area design studios during our Studio Tours. See projects in progress, learn about different firms’ cultures and methodologies, and rub elbows with design luminaries and up-and-comings in the environment that inspires their best work.


Panel & Lecture Series

Compostmodern connects designers, scientists, and thought leaders to delve into what is known and what is predicted for our future on this planet. The potential —and urgency — of radical creativity achieved through discovery, new thinking and collaboration has never been greater.

Designing Products

Panel & Workshops

Join AIGA and a panel of leading Product Designers in the Bay Area to discuss how the digital design field has evolved into a holistic product discipline.
Many people hear the word product and think of a toothbrush or a toaster and when they hear product designer, they think industrial design. However, the Bay Area is full of great product companies that design and build many types of products from computers, to speakers, to thermostats, to websites and to apps.


Panel Discussion Series

A series of panel discussions for designers looking for career opportunities. Whether you’ve just graduated, emerging, changing careers or getting back into the swing of it after taking some time off, this series will help by offering insight and resources from some of the top talent and companies in the bay area.

Enrichment Scholarship

Scholarship Fund & Awards

The Enrichment Scholarship was created by AIGA San Francisco to enhance the quality and diversity of design education, and invest in the future of our students and design education. Each year we award the scholarship at our annual Portfolio Day.
We accept donations for the scholarship throughout the year so please consider donating!

Portfolio Day

Portfolio Review

Known as the biggest and the best portfolio review on the West Coast, this is an opportunity to get valuable one-on-one feedback on your portfolio and career goals from some of the Bay Area’s best designers. Over 100 top Bay Area designers will serve as reviewers.

Traveling Lounge

Happy Hour/Meet-Up

The Traveling Lounge is a monthly meet-up offering a great opportunity to get together and network; whether you are looking to expand your connections, find inspiration amongst your peers or bounce some ideas off of like-minded people, we are creating a space for that.

Design Talks

D.Talks /Design Talks

Panel Discussions

D.Talks is an ongoing series of panel discussions presenting practical information about current trends and hot topics in the world of design and business. Our goal is to foster robust dialog and critical thinking, so crowd participation is an integral part of each event.

Designer as Founder

Designer as Founder

Fireside Chat

Designer as Founder is a series of conversations with successful designers-turned-founders such as Joe Gebbia, CPO and Co-founder of AirBnB, Christina Broadbeck of YouTube, Danny Kim of Lit Motors and more. We’ll hear stories, challenges and triumphs about his leap from the role of designer on a creative team to a founding role in creating a new business like no other.