AIGA, the professional association for design, sets the national agenda for the role of design in economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts. Its mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.
Champlain's AIGA Student Group aims to bring student designers together to interact, assist, and compete with one another while creating a stronger design community. We annually invite a designer to visit (this year it was Amy Nicole Schwartz, the designer for Cards Against Humanity), and we go on trips to other cities to see gallery shows and speakers.
We are also working to arrange career shadowing at local design studios and a working critique where local designers would provide feedback on students' work.
We meet Thursdays at 5:00 PM in the Metz Studio Barn.