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, Guess what?

It's time for some last minute spring cleaning.
This May, we've decided to scale programming back to explore what the community needs right now.

Everyone seems to be tired of online events and wants to take community in at their pace and on their own terms.

Ok. We get that. We'll meet you where you are.

AAGD Wednesdays
AAGD Wednesday Live
Wednesday, May 4th, 7PM Central
Streaming Broadcast with Dave, Terrence, & Terri.
We'll try something new called the Pricing Hotline.
Catch us live on FB or You Tube.

Peer Mentorship Hour
Wednesday, May 19th, 7 PM Central
AAGD Members | Airmeet

Some intelligent members use mentorship and office hours to craft a custom portfolio finishing curriculum. We thought that was a clever way to use the pieces of AAGD to work for them. Yes, we will encourage you to talk one-on-one with another peer at this event. Yes, you will find out that you're not alone with your creative struggles. Imagine that.

YES! Speaker Series: Maurice Cherry
May 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

The last few years have thrown a lot at us all. A global health crisis. Environmental disasters. Political instability. Season 8 of Game of Thrones. As you close out the year, you might be wondering what’s out there for you in this brave new world. That’s why I’m here. Sit a spell and hear some words of wisdom from someone with 20 years in the game as a working creative. Who knows, you might learn a lesson or two in the process!

To learn more about this year's event and more speakers

Reginé Gilbert - CS547 Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design)
May 6 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

This talk will introduce accessibility in extended reality/metaverse, current gaps with inclusive design in XR, and how these unsolved challenges can lead to exciting innovation. As a result, we have the opportunity to create spaces and experiences for our present and future selves.

To learn more about Reginé Gilbert

AIGA Design + Business Conference
May 4 - 6 Virtual Event

Fueling growth, delivering brand loyalty, and creating cultural impact and meaningful social change—design is at the heart of every successful business. Join us virtually at the AIGA Design + Business Conference to see firsthand how design is impacting businesses in measurable ways.


GDUSA 2022 Digital Design Awards
Deadline May 13

The contest formerly known as ‘web design’ has now been expanded in its 22nd year to better amplify the power of design to enhance online and interactive experiences  – for websites, yes, but also social media, email marketing, digital advertising, interactive and interface design, video and animation, 3D and the Metaverse, and more. It’s a great opportunity to be recognized by clients, managers, colleagues and the community for design excellence in the fastest-growing area of design.

59th GDUSA Inhouse Awards
Deadline May 13

GDUSA’s American Inhouse Design Awards is the original and premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse graphic designers and creative professionals. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse designers at corporations, non-profits, institutions, universities, government, associations, media companies and other organizations to be recognized by managers, colleagues and the community for their creativity, for the special challenges they face, and for the full value they bring to the table. The year 2022 marks our 59th anniversary of organizing competitions for and with the creative community.

Alright! Let's get better at letting the world know about our brilliance!

Terrence Moline
Founder + Head Listener



Illustrations by
Chuck Scott and the AAGD House Band
Listening to Afro Harping by Dorthy Ashby, 1968 #ThatVintage
Check out AAGD Core member and owner of Studio DZO, Russell Toynes on Revision Path.
Check out the rebroadcast of the Black Made Awards on our new YouTube channel.