Our board comprises passionate, driven, and self-motivated individuals who enjoy giving back to the design community. We strive to have diverse board members with varying backgrounds to represent our membership base. Our mission is to connect and support our local creatives by providing engaging and educational programming, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and access to mentorship and resources—fostering an inclusive and dynamic design community in Indiana. And we need help to do that. We are looking for excited candidates ready and willing to push AIGA Indy to the next level.
Serving on the Board
Being a member of the AIGA Indy Board means being an ambassador for AIGA to members and non-members.
Joining our board is a one- to a two-year commitment. You can also serve for longer than that (and many do). At the end of each year, board members can decide whether to keep their current role or move to another open position. Specific responsibilities vary depending on the role, but all Board members are expected to:
Attend all required planning retreats and monthly board meetings
Attend 80% of AIGA Indy events (bonus: board members get into all our events for free!)
Be responsive on Slack and email (Slack is our main communications platform)
Weekly time commitment varies across roles and throughout the year
Terms start January 1
Board members need not be designers but should be interested in supporting the creative community. Past board members have been writers, educators, development or fundraising specialists, project managers, and business owners.
New AIGA Indy Board members are trained for their specific roles and receive guidance from more-tenured board members throughout the year. So we’re looking for people with valuable soft skills — teamwork, communication, flexibility, patience, time management, and motivation.
It’s important to our chapter that the AIGA Indy Board be diverse and represent the Indy design community. We aim to have a Board with diversity in industry, age, gender, professional experience, race, background, education, income, physical ability, and more. However, nominees are not required to offer this information.
Why Join The Board?
There are several benefits to joining the AIGA Indy Board.
Helping to contribute to the Indy area design community
Learning new skills like leadership, event planning, team collaboration, and public speaking
Complimentary registration to AIGA Indy events and discounted national conferences and events
Access to the local, regional, and national design network
Shaping the current state and future of design
Paying it forward to emerging and future creative practitioners