The Professional Association for Design

American Institute of Graphic Arts at Uw-Milwaukee

We Love Design.


Connecting Design Students with Opportunities since 2000

Welcome to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Student Group at UWM! At UWM, we are very fortunate to have a student group and want to share it with you! Our goals are to provide student designers with tools, experiences, and community amongst other designers at school, locally, and nationally. Whether you're already a part of AIGA-UWM or wanting to learn more, our site offers an overview of the things we do as an organization on Campus. Check out our site and feel free to contact us via email or the contact page with and questions or concerns.

AIGA-UWM is a group of students that are all united by one thing: our love for design. We use the group as a way to exchange ideas and information while gaining experience and getting some really cool benefits! Students in AIGA will discover a unique vantage point on the profession and a door to job prospects... and you get to meet professionals in the field! Being a member of AIGA and attending events at the local, state, and national level provides resources designed to stimulate thinking about design, demonstrate value of design to businesses, and empower designers for success. We are a passionate group of artists and designers that are interested in broadening UWM and Milwaukee's awareness of the importance of design. We aspire to build a community of inspired and resourceful designers.


Our Goals


We all hear this at least 10 times a semester -- Networking is so important in our industry! AIGA-UWM tries to provide opportunities, advertise other events, and connect our students to professionals to help the networking game.


As designers, it is our job to come up with ideas an be creative. Sometimes we all suffer from the notorious Creative Block. Fear no more! AIGA-UWM hosts a safe-haven called Pizza, Design & Homework Time where you can escape and Ideate with others.


As students, we are always growing. Physically we are becoming more of adults and learning how to survive in the concrete jungle. Grow with AIGA-UWM by connect with like-minded students who love design.  


At AIGA-UWM we are dedicated to design. Not only are we dedicated to the practice, design thinking, and the profession itself, we are dedicated to you. Each of our members are our number 1 priority.


College is the place to learn. Not only can you learn in the courses you are enrolled in, but take the opportunity to learn with AIGA-UWM. We offer workshop opportunities from a variety of topics, such as the Hamilton WoodType Museum!


Aspire to be who you want to be, do what you want to do, and live how to want to live. AIGA-UWM wants you to pursue your passions and find a way to incorporate them into your everyday life as well as your future career.



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The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.
— Massimo Vignelli