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, 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:
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.
Health Insurance Assistance
Health insurance enrollment assistance is offered to AIGA members through a partnership with AHP, a national health insurance program company serving associations for over 30 years.
Professional development
All AIGA members can access webinars produced with AIGA partners, as well as discounted rates for certificate courses and leadership workshops.
AIGA members can apply for a free six-month trial of 3M™ Visual Attention Software (VAS)—a $300 value–as part of an exclusive 3M and AIGA focus group program Click here to learn more and apply.
.Design domain name
Members receive their first year of .design domain registration free, and the market’s lowest annual renewal rate thereafter.
Designer Directory
Only AIGA members are listed in the AIGA Designer Directory.
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.
All members receive Communiqué monthly, and can opt in to other newsletters such as Eye on Design, AIGA’s blog for news on the world’s most exciting emerging and established designers.
Members at the Supporter level and above can access these exclusive benefits:
Apple discounts
AIGA members are eligible for discounts on Apple products and accessories, as well as complimentary shipping and engraving.
SuperHi discount
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Members at the Sustaining level and above can access these exclusive benefits:
Skillshare discounts
Sustaining level members will receive 40 percent off a premium Skillshare subscription, and new AIGA members will receive 2 months free with the option of receiving 40 percent off a premium Skillshare subscription should they choose to upgrade their AIGA membership to the Sustaining level.
Advisory Opinion Letter
Members at the Sustaining and above levels have the ability to apply for an advisory opinion letter. Find the request form on our Membership FAQ page.