Because you love design. Because you’ve chosen to be a designer despite the fact that your mom doesn’t believe that it’s a real career. Because being a designer in Hawaii comes with different challenges and different opportunities than anywhere else. Because we are entering The Design Age, when design will play a critical role in every aspect of our future. Because as long as you continue to learn and grow as a designer, you have a valuable, marketable skill set. Because if Hawaii has a thriving design community, everyone in it—designer or not—will be better off.

What we do

Keep you employed
Sure, we will promote your portfolio on our web site and provide access to job listings, but we also aim to educate the larger community about how valuable you are. At a time when every Tom, Dick and Keoni has a desktop computer, design software and stock photography, and with the alarming rise in crowd-sourcing and spec work, it’s more important than ever to have a reputable organization explaining the process and benefits of working with a professional designer. We stay on top of issues that affect our industry and take action when necessary.

Keep you inspired
We actively work to bring national design stars to Hawaii, provide workshops, secure discounts for design-related events— anything to keep you sharp and inspired. Signature events like Hawaii’s 5-O competition, Designer Dialogues, and Drawing Under the Influence and No Go Logo socials, are just a few of the ways we bring local designers together to recognize, inspire and connect with each other.

Keep in touch
Is there a creative professional you would like to bring to Hawaii? Is there an issue affecting designers or the design industry that you want to learn more about or feel should be officially addressed? We’d love to hear from you. We are always looking for relevant and valuable experiences to provide for our members.


Membership in AIGA has its benefits—including discounts on services and products, health insurance, exclusive access to new job opportunities and more. Join today to contribute to the influence of design, further your professional development and connect with a welcoming community of peers.


All AIGA members receive these benefits:
AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries

Members receive early access to this annual compensation survey produced by AIGA and Aquent, Official AIGA Sponsor for Professional Development.
Professional development

All AIGA members can access webinars produced with AIGA partners Adobe and Aquent, as well discounted rates for certificate courses and leadership workshops.
Design Jobs

All AIGA members can view complete job listings at AIGA Design Jobs, and Sustaining members and above receive discounted rates for posting job opportunities.
Member Portfolios

All AIGA members can showcase their work, connect with like-minded creatives and be found by employers and recruiters on this exclusive network.
Designer Directory

Only AIGA members are listed in the AIGA Designer Directory, which links to each member’s exclusive member profile on AIGA.org.
Event discounts

Members get discounted rates for local chapter events, lectures and networking events, as well as regional workshops and national conferences.
Competition discounts

Members save 25 percent on entry fees to national AIGA competitions.
Exhibition previews

Members have advance access to all exhibitions in the AIGA National Design Center via exclusive opening receptions.
National Design Center library

Members can request by-appointment access to the extensive AIGA National Design Center library in New York City.

All members receive Communiqué monthly, and can opt in at My AIGA for The Buzz, a monthly newsletter for emerging designers, or INform, a quarterly newsletter for in-house creatives.


Members at the Supporter level and above can access these exclusive benefits:
Discounts on Adobe products

Adobe Systems, Official AIGA Sponsor for Design Solutions, offers special rates for all products in the Adobe store.
Save on Shutterstock images

Take 15 percent off any standard image subscription at Shutterstock, Official AIGA Sponsor for Creative Inspiration.
Apple products

Discounts on Apple products and accessories, as well as complimentary shipping and engraving.
Health insurance

AIGA is now partnering with two health insurance administrators to offer group rate coverage in virtually every state.
Print-on-demand discounts from Blurb

This easy-to-use, on-demand publishing platform offers AIGA members a discount to make their own books.
FedEx® services

AIGA members are eligible for special rates on select FedEx® shipments and FedEx OfficeSM print and copy services.
lynda.com training discounts

AIGA members have access to information and activities that help develop and maintain software skills.
Design Business and Ethics

Sustaining Members, Design Leaders and Trustees receive a printed copy of this guide.
Discounts on books and magazines

Log in for discounted subscriptions to CMYK, Communication Arts, Creative Business, Design Bureau, HOW and Print—as well as discounts from Rockport Publishers.
Design firm advice, tools and resources

The Association of Professional Design Firms offers discounts on activities to improve your business practices.
Management advice and resources

AIGA members can register at the DMI member rate for attendance at DMI national and regional conferences, seminars and workshops.
F+W Media events and services

Through a partnership with F+W Media’s Design Community, AIGA members get discounts on select events and services.