In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the AIGA. Presently the chapter is comprised of over 750 members.
As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.