National Professional Organizations
AIGA, the professional association for design, 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.
Art Directors Club
The ADC is the premier organization for integrated media and the first international creative collective of its kind. Founded in New York in 1920, the ADC is a self-funding, not-for-profit membership organization that celebrates and inspires creative excellence, connecting creative visual communications professionals from around the world.
Type Directors Club
The objectives of the TDC are to raise the standards of typography and related fields of the graphic arts, and to provide inspiration, simulate research, further education, and disseminate information relating to the typographic arts.
American Association of Advertising Agencies
Founded in 1917, the AAAA is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States.
The Advertising Club of Connecticut
The Advertising Club of Connecticut is the largest professional association in the state serving advertising and marketing professionals. Their members include ad agency executives, media reps, public relations people, printers, photographers, graphic designers, art directors, copywriters, web gurus and many more.
Society of Illustrators
The mission of the Society is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration, as well as its history and evolving nature, and to encourage high ideals through exhibitions, lectures, education, and by fostering a sense of community and open discussion.
Society of Publication Designers
The SPD is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Their members are art directors, designers, photo editors, editors and graphics professionals.