Celebrating 30 Years of AIGA Upstate New York

In 1989, a group of Upstate design professionals got together and decided to launch an AIGA Chapter that would represent the hardworking graphic design professionals living and working across Upstate New York. Long before the age of social media and smartphones, those proud pioneers knew it was important for Upstate design professionals to have an association that would advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force.

30 years later, we’re stronger than ever! We represent more than 250 design professionals across 140 cities. To honor of this awesome milestone and our amazing members, we’ve launched AIGAUPSTNY30. This multi-platform party will run all year long and put a very creative spin on all things 30.

AIGAUPSTNY30 Launch Video (1.2.19)

We asked our members to design their own beautiful 30s for us to compile into singular video. We were blown away by these beautiful contributions.

AIGAUPSTNY30 Playlist by Past AIGA Upstate New York President Marc Stress (1.30.19)

Marc Stress didn’t just make us a mixtape…he made a masterpiece. This carefully curated playlist features one song from each year going back to 1989. Give it a listen!

If you have an amazing AIGAUPSTNY30 idea (show off 30 cool coasters, photograph 30 ghost signs in your city, etc.), simply use the #AIGAUPSTNY30 and tag AIGA Upstate New York on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

We’ll be adding more AIGAUPSTNY30 projects throughout 2019 so bookmark this page and check back soon!