Have you ever felt like you just can’t relate to the people behind those famous names you learned in Graphic Design History? Check out the Design Journeys collection on the AIGA website! It is an archive that honors the accomplishments of a diverse group of designers. Design Journeys considers diversity across many parameters, including “race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability comma geography, discipline, age, and other factors,” according to AIGA.
The Design Journeys project was first launched in 2007, and has recently been revamped. There are 10 new profiles on the website as of fall 2015, with plans to grow the resource annually. If you have a designer in mind who you think AIGA should include in this database of design diversity, you can email Aidan O’Connor.
It is the hope of AIGA’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force that this collection of design narratives will not only elevate overlooked designers who have made significant contributions to the field, but also serve as an inspirational resource for students, professional designers, and researchers.
The new profiles include:
Check them out today!