Atlanta Celebrates AIGA's BIG Night Out
AIGA is the professional association for design. The organization has 70+ chapters with 600+ members in Atlanta and 25,000+ nationally. On Saturday, November 18, the Atlanta's design community came out to The Center for Civil and Human Rights to celebrate its members, design legends and newest fellow at AIGA's BIG Night event.
The Art Institute of Atlanta participated as a gold sponsor and is represented on the AIGA Atlanta board by alum Ariana Rivera (2013, Graphic Design, BFA), Communications Co-Chair. Students Graphic & Web Design (BFA) Joshua Green and Advertising (BA) Abigail Mlekodaj had the chance to first-hand meet several of Atlanta's elite designers. Attendees included alums Justin Neeley (2012, Graphic & Web Design, BFA), Chuck Obaze (2014, Graphic & Web Design, BFA), Taylor Reed (2017, Graphic & Web, BFA), Ariana Rivera (2013, Graphic Design, BFA) and Scott Youngblood (2017, Graphic & Web Design, BFA). Faculty attendees included Dr. Kimberly Lyles-Folkman, Joe Karg and Sue Youngblood. Both Sue and Kimberly serve on AIGA committees. Scott Youngblood was an event photographer. A silent auction was held with all proceeds going to the AIGA Atlanta Scholarship Fund which benefits minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design at Atlanta metro design schools.
AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers. As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.
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