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    I was just wondering who was a member of AIGA, how you have benefited from it, and if it is worth having a membership. I have been to the site and they have the most generic explanation possible for joining, mentioning something about intangible benefits too good to pass up or something. What perks are there? How much is it rewarded when looking for a job? I kind of want to rebel against the system of memberships and not join, but if it can harm my career I am not sure I should do that just yet. Any info?

  • #2
    It's probably the same as any other association: no real benefit, something to put among your credentials and an opportunity to attend overpriced seminars.
    "What the hell is this? You said, 'It's art. Just f***in mirror it.'" - Gordon Downie

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    • #3
      To this forum? Yes.
      Less be more.

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      • #4
        i thought about joining..but couldn't justify membership costs
        The creative world is one big double standard....
        BE YOURSELF BUT CONFORM!!

        Conformity is the Disease; Rebellion is the Cure

        ~Stolen from Bladez

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        • #5
          Is anyone here a member and willing to disclose what benefits come with joining? Or is it like a secret society with secret handshakes and codes and you could tell us but then you'd have to kill us?

          I've thought of it myself, but I haven't really decided if it was necessary.
          ___________
          Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.

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          • #6
            Maybe if I owned my own business or freelanced I'd be more inclined to join for networking reasons. Otherwise, as an inhouse designer I'm just not that drawn to it. Especially considering the cost vs. benefits ratio. Maybe that's their way of keeping the riffraff out.

            And sorry for wandering off topic, but Virgo, I can't see secret handshake and not post this.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mynock View Post
              To this forum? Yes.
              You can still join the forum without official AIGA membership, but nobody will talk to you.
              Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
              mediamainline.com
              cyclopsphoto.ca

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              • #8
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                Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

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                • #9
                  I had one in college... I got a card to put in my wallet. There were a couple of neat books I got. I probably got some newletters that I never opened too.

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                  • #10
                    No ned to have success you need to be a member of this forum. Gosh.
                    Less be more.

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                    • #11
                      Oh, I get it now! I'm just slow as ever...
                      Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
                      mediamainline.com
                      cyclopsphoto.ca

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chompiraz View Post
                        I was just wondering who was a member of AIGA, how you have benefited from it, and if it is worth having a membership. I have been to the site and they have the most generic explanation possible for joining, mentioning something about intangible benefits too good to pass up or something. What perks are there? How much is it rewarded when looking for a job? I kind of want to rebel against the system of memberships and not join, but if it can harm my career I am not sure I should do that just yet. Any info?
                        similar discussion was brought up here: http://www.davidairey.com/trade-asso...hic-designers/

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                        • #13
                          But do they have bacon? (Or tacos or pancakes, for that matter.)

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                          • #14
                            No, they have cookies.
                            Ned Yeung, A.C.E.
                            mediamainline.com
                            cyclopsphoto.ca

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