PeakBiety art director and designer, Kathryn Clark, has been appointed Secretary of AIGA Tampa Bay after on-going engagement, participation and support of the organizations events over the past two years.
Founded in 1914, AIGA is the oldest and largest professional design association in the world. The mission of AIGA has been to advance design as a profession, strategic tool and vital cultural force.
In recent years, AIGA’s official name changed from “American Institute of Graphic Arts” to “AIGA, the professional association for design.” This change was meant to reflect the evolution of the profession from its earliest roots in graphic arts. In addition to the desire for a name that was more inclusive, there was also a strong interest in retaining the legacy of AIGA. The new name seems to address both interests. Today, as the professional association for design, AIGA strives to stimulate thinking about design, demonstrate the value of design and empower the success of designers throughout their careers.
The Tampa Bay chapter of AIGA was founded in 2006 and provides programs, events and benefits for students, professionals, corporations and the design community. Recent events have included a Skype videoconference with renowned designer Milton Glaser, studio tours of local firms, and the second annual Sip, Sail and Socialize down the Hillsborough River.
AIGA spans the realm of all design professions including, but not limited to: advertising, brand strategy, design education and management, environmental graphic design, information graphics, interactive design and motion graphics, package design, printing and paper industries, research and strategy, typography, sustainable design and web design. The Tampa Bay chapter of AIGA includes Bradenton, Brandon, Clearwater, Dunedin, Naples, Lakeland, Largo, Riverview, Sarasota, Tampa and St. Petersburg and all students, professionals, corporations along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
To learn more or get involved, visit http://tampabay.aiga.org.