Associations

AIGA
A professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly-defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.

American Institute of Architects
AIA advocates for the value of architecture and gives architects the resources they need to do their best work. Their work drives positive change through the power of design.

Architecture Foundation
The UK’s leading independent architecture centre. We present an unrivalled programme of talks, events, debates, exhibitions, competitions and other projects. Our role is to promote and encourage the best in contemporary architecture, and bringing it to a wide public.

Color Association of the United States
The oldest color forecasting service in the US. Since 1915, the Association has been issuing color reports in elegant, fabric-swatched booklet form. The Color Association is the only forecasting service that selects its colors through a committee panel of eight to twelve industry professionals.

Communication Arts
Exceptional Design, Advertising, Illustration, Photography, Interactive and Typography, since 1959.

Design Addict
A resource for modern, post-modern and contemporary design of the 20th-21st centuries where you’ll find information on designers and producers, furniture, lighting, dinnerware and accessories.

Designboom
Italy-based design community offering an online design magazine, interviews, auctions, games, and fleamarket.

Dexigner
Publishes the latest design news, events, competitions, books and resources.

Graphic Artists Guild
A national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.

International Interior Design Association
IIDA strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators.

Netdiver
Digital design.

PSFK
A collaborative trend spotting resource for business professionals and trend watchers for marketing or consumer trends and business ideas

Society for Environmental Graphic Design
An international non-profit educational organization providing resources for design specialists in the field of environmental graphic design, architecture, and landscape, interior, and industrial design.

The Dieline
Established in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs, The Dieline is dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts.

WGSN
The leading online fashion trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries.

Workbook
Provides art directors, graphic designers, corporate art departments and publishers with resources for their creative needs for assignment as well as industry contact information.

Education

Parsons: The New School of Design
A global institution of the visual arts and design.

Pratt Institute
Houses schools of Art and Design, Architecture and Information and Library Sciences that are internationally known for their excellence.

The Art Institutes
Provides education to students pursuing creative careers.

Magazines

Architectural Digest
International magazine of interior design.

Behance
A showcase to discover creative work.

Fast Company
The world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, and design.

HOW Design
Provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technology tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design.

Metropolis
Explores the ways design shapes the world; covers the broad spectrum of design disciplines and issues.

Wired
Chronicles the emerging future in culture, politics, business and technology.