EMERGE is a series of experiences tailored to help the emerging designer hone their skills, discover their talents, and grow their career. EMERGE programming will continue on throughout the year ahead and supported nationally by all 70 AIGA local chapters. Your participation will ensure its continued success. EMERGE is the result of AIGA Minnesota’s awarded AIGA Innovate grant. EMERGE offers customizable content—scalable for all 70 chapter’s and community’s needs—in the areas of employment, growth, leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills, to designers who are just launching their careers or have up to five years experience in the field.

AIGA Boston Emerge Initiatives

Take it From Me (#TiFM)

Take it From Me is an event series organized by AIGA Boston giving students and emerging professionals the opportunity to interact with established professionals in the design field. This initiative will encourage engagement and discussion through a range of events—including workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, lectures, networking events, studio tours, online activities, etc.—that address different aspects of the design discipline.

These events will provide newer designers the opportunity to ask questions, seek advice, and participate in career development focused activities, while giving established designers the opportunity to support the emerging design community. The Take it From Me series will create a structure that is self-perpetuating, providing tools and support for younger designers to develop rewarding careers and become tomorrow’s leaders.

New Voices, Unique Visions (NVUV)

New Voices, Unique Visions is a biennial student design competition aimed at showcasing the best student designers from renown colleges and universities in New England. AIGA Boston and Endicott College invite student and junior designers from throughout New England to enter their work in this exciting exhibition. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to showcase your work – your voice – your vision, before fellow design students, professional designers, and design enthusiasts. \

New Voices, Unique Visions attracts  crowds interested in emerging talents. All submissions will be juried by prominent members of the AIGA Boston design community. Students are notified by an AIGA representative for works selected. Chosen work will be exhibited at Endicott College

Categories include:

  • Identity/Branding
  • Posters
  • Publications/Books(PUB)
  • Packaging
  • Product/Industrial
  • Web/App, Motion, and Interactive

Past Exhibitions: NVUV 2016, NVUV 2014, NVUV 2011

Emerging Ideas

EMERGING IDEAS aims to help the design community in Boston stay current. It leverages a range of timely, impactful topics and studios working on new technologies, innovations and approaches to the design profession.

The design industry is evolving at a rapid pace that is at once incredibly fascinating and a little daunting. Our specially designed events will dive into topics related to user experience, digital media, interaction design, content strategy, design strategy, design thinking, and design research.

View past Emerging Ideas events.