About AIGA Membership

Join AIGA to connect with your craft on a national and local level. 

As the largest professional membership organization for design, AIGA offers you deep personal connections with neighbors in your community and across the nation. By joining AIGA, you are supporting a network of creative changemakers, problem solvers, and professional leaders. 

As an AIGA member, you will receive access to benefits including professional development, continuing education on a local and national level, discounted rates to select programs and events, access to virtual webinars, leadership opportunities, and exclusive member discounts — not to mention access to a network of mentors, influential designers, design educators, and more.

AIGA chapters are the heart of the organization. Each chapter is a local network offering meaningful connections through in-person and remote events tailored to your unique design community driven by volunteer leaders just like you. Find your chapter in the links below.

How to Join

The first step to becoming a member is to create an account on my.aiga.org. From there, you will choose your membership level. Membership starts at $50/year, with monthly payment plans available on Supporting and above levels.

About half of AIGA’s funding comes directly from membership dues, which means your money is shared directly with chapters to impact your local creative community. Every participation level will offer you a wide range of tangible benefits, as well as some intangible ones as well – which can be some of the most meaningful aspects of being an AIGA member.

Learn more about AIGA membership levels below or join now.

Perfect for students and young professionals, contributing members receive member discounts, access to AIGA events and local programming, networking opportunities, a tax deduction, and so much more. We’d love to have you!


Receive all AIGA Contributing member benefits, along with special discounts for Supporting level members and a tax deduction.


Want to be more involved at a national level? Sustaining level members enjoy added discounts, a larger tax deduction, and more.


Leader members enjoy all of the benefits of AIGA membership, and more. Give back to your local creative community and make a larger impact on the future of the design profession with this level of membership.

Design Leader

The Trustee level provides the largest contribution to AIGA’s membership, programming, and local influence. The generosity of Trustee donors ensures mentorship, learning, and engagement for design students, practitioners, educators, and enthusiasts across the country.


Ready to join? Create an account and get started.

Still have questions about membership? Send us an email at membership@aiga.org or browse the links below for more information.

Group Membership Options

From a small business to an entire creative department, provide your employees with the tools to succeed. 
Receive a discounted membership rate for your in-house creative, agency, and design teams with three or more members. You and your team will receive access to AIGA Sustaining level member discounts, as well as member resources, reduced cost for programming, access to members only events, and networking opportunities with design influencers from across the country.

Group memberships range from teams of three designers to 100+. Groups can join online. The person who creates the group will serve as the group administrator and must be a member of the group. The administrator will be responsible for managing group members, annual membership renewal, and account maintenance.

What is the cost?
3 members = $675
4-8 members = $1,000
9-15 members = $1,500
16-25 members = $2,500
26-35 members = $3,000
36-45 members = $3,500
46-60 members = $4,500
61-80 members = $6,000
81-100 members = $7,500
100+ members = Email membership@aiga.org to speak with a membership specialist

Have a specific question about group membership? Please contact membership@aiga.org

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