AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

AIGA Upstate New York provides education, networking, and support to students, professional, and advocates for the ethical practice of communication design.

Founded in 1989, AIGA Upstate New York is a non-profit 501©(3) corporation, operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, with bylaws and tax-exempt status. While the Chapter is self-governing in every way, it operates in a manner consistent with the mission of the parent organization: to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

Our chapter has increased its demographic reach in recent years, with especially strong representation in Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica. Our student membership, the lifeblood of our organization, is growing and highly engaged, providing a continuum of representation from designers just starting out through the most seasoned professionals.

Our success depends on the active participation of members and partners — that is, people like you.