The purpose of AIGA is to further excellence in communication design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.
The professional objectives of the AMI are to promote the study and advancement of medical illustration and allied fields of visual communication, and to promote understanding and cooperation with the medical profession and related health science professions. Its members are primarily artists who create material designed to facilitate the recording and dissemination of medical and bioscientific knowledge through visual communication media. Members are involved not only in the creation of such material, but also serve in consultant, advisory, educational and administrative capacities in all aspects of bioscientific communications and related areas of visual education.
De Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers (BNO) is de branchevereniging van ontwerpers en ontwerpbureaus in Nederland. Deze zijn actief binnen diverse disciplines: grafisch ontwerpen, interactief ontwerpen, industrieel ontwerpen, verpakkingsontwerpen, ruimtelijk ontwerpen, mode en styling, en illustratie. De BNO is de meest representatieve gesprekspartner op het gebied van het ontwerpen in Nederland en is gericht op de voortdurende ontwikkeling van de discipline en het vergroten van haar betekenis. De BNO vertegenwoordigt ruim 2300 individuele ontwerpers en 200 ontwerpbureaus.
The Design and Emotion society raises issues and facilitates dialogue among practitioners, researchers, and industry, in order to integrate salient themes of emotional experience into the design profession. The Design and Emotion Society was established in 1999 as an international network of researchers, designers and companies sharing an interest in experience driven design. The network is used to exchange insights, research, tools and methods that support the involvement of emotional experience in product design.
The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.
It is the mission of the Graphic Communications Association (GCA) to be the leading global membership organization for advancing the processes of information interoperability and dissemination of knowledge. GCA will accomplish this mission by: engaging in and supporting creation and adoption of globally recognized standards for information definition and exchange; developing and encouraging efficiencies in the processes of information and image management and delivery; promoting understanding of the processes by conducting information activities and preparing and publishing educational materials.
The GNSI is a non-profit organization that sets high professional standards, provides opportunities for professional and scholarly development, encourages and assists member networking, and promotes itself to potential clients and the general public.
IVLA is a not-for-profit association of educators, artists, and researchers dedicated to the principles of visual literacy. IVLA was formed for the purpose of providing education, instruction and training in modes of visual communication and the application through the concept of visual literacy to individuals, groups, organizations, and to the public in general. Our members represent a wide range of disciplines including the arts, sciences, education, communication, business, videography, photography, instructional technology, health, and computer applications. We hope you will feel free to join us in the lively debates of our field, and we look forward to forming lasting professional and personal friendships.
The Society for News Design (formerly the Society of Newspaper Design) is an international professional organization with more than 2,600 members in the United States, Canada and more than 50 other countries, divided into the 19 regions shown below.
To promote and stimulate interest in the art of illustration, past, present and future, and to give impetus generally toward high ideals in the art by means of exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, social intercourse, and in such other ways as may seem advisable.