We can’t say enough about the following organizations. They have wonderful missions, and are a huge benefit to us.
AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. AIGA represents a variety of professions under the umbrella of communication design, ranging from book and type design to interactive design and experience design. We support design professionals, educators and students throughout their careers. Links: AIGA and AIGA Charlotte
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders, working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design. Links: Designers Accord