Design Organizations

The Graphic Design program at COD is affiliated with organizations that will help you succeed as a student and designer. Be sure to check out the benefits that these organizations have to offer.

AIGA Design Organization

American Institute of Graphic Arts is the professional association for design and commits itself to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool, and vital cultural force. AIGA believes designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators, and innovators and sets the national agenda for the role of design in economic, political, social, cultural, and creative contexts.

For more information on AIGA, visit:
AIGA Chicago

More Design Organizations

As a graphic designer you can expect to be bombarded with new information and opportunities. In order to best stay connected within the field, it’s important to get connected with design organizations that will provide you opportunities to network with other designers.

For more information on design organizations, visit:
Design Council
Society of Environmental Graphic Design
Society of Publication Designers
University & College Designers Association (UCDA)

Ad Agencies

We live in an age that is filled with advertising. As a consumer, you will not go a day without being solicited a product, service, or idea. In order to make your designs stand out amongst the chaos, you must constantly be thinking outside the box.

Design Firms

If you’re going through the Graphic Design program at COD, it’s critical that you always be on the lookout for current design inspiration. It’s also important to gauge your work based on design being done in the real world.