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AIGA Design Conference   October 13-16, Phoenix, Arizona


AIGA would like to thank the sponsors of “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference.” It is their commitment to AIGA that makes this biennial gathering of the design industry possible!

Presenting Sponsors

At Adobe, the Official AIGA Sponsor for Design Solutions, we believe that creativity never sleeps. Discover how Creative Suite 5.5 can let you deliver high-impact designs for print, web, and devices such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. Express your wildest ideas at lightning speed—without compromise quality or precision—no matter when the inspiration happens. For more information, visit


Aquent, the Official AIGA Sponsor for Professional Development, pairs marketing and design specialists with challenging jobs to create inspired, productive partnerships that produce meaningful work for client companies and the talent they represent.


AIGA's Official Sponsor for Creative Inspiration, Shutterstock, provides members with convenient image subscriptions. Customers enjoy the creative freedom to download any image from a comprehensive library of photographs, illustrations and vector files.


Supporting Sponsors

Paper Sponsor

Known for its CLASSIC ® and ENVIRONMENT ® Brands, Neenah Paper is revolutionizing the paper industry with innovative tools including iPhone apps and and which make paper and envelope sampling and selection easier for offset, digital and packaging needs.


NewPage Corporation is the leading producer of printing and speciality paper in North America, based on production capacity. The company's product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and speciality papers.


Exhibiting Sponsors

The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms on a project and full-time basis. More information, including online job-hunting services, candidate portfolios and TCG's award-winning career magazine, can be found at


Mag+ puts the power of digital publishing back in the hands of the creatives. With its simple InDesign-based tools and one-click app build, Mag+ gives you the most flexible and efficient way to push the boundaries of what digital content can be. Try it free today at


Mohawk is North America's largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands include Mohawk Superfine, Strathmore, Inxwell, and proprietary i-Tone for HP Indigo. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialities and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at


Hello, we're MOO - and we love to print. We make Business Cards, MiniCards, Stickers and more. We also invented Printfinity, which allows you to put a different image on every card. It's great for designers who want to carry a "pocket portfolio" wherever you go.


Since 1988, Univenture has set the standard for packaging by developing innovative products and technologies that serve the entertainment, software, publishing and design industries. We invent, manufacture, and deliver creative alternatives that are environmentally responsible, functional, and cost effective. 



Bigstock is your fast, easy-to-use marketplace for quality stock images. We offer over 9 million royalty-free photographs, illustrations, and vectors with a choice of affordable "pay-as-you-go" or credit pricing. 


Eizo, the North American subsidiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation, is a leading Japanese manufacturer of LCD monitors for use in color critical applications. Attention to quality control has made them a choice for design studios, photographers, and pre-press professionals around the world.


Extensis® is a leading developer of software and servies for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typogrpahic branding. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon and the United Kingdom. 



Rockport Publishers specializes in creating brilliantly illustrated reference books for professionals, student designers, and artisans of all types. Our books will enhance your design experience and knowledge by bringing the work and wisdom of the best international designers directly into your studio. Rockport Publishers is dedicated to making books that inspire and educate designers.


Sappi, the world's largest producer of coated fine paper, is frequently specified for premium magazines, catalogs, annual reports, and high-end advertising. Sappi brands include McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo. For more information about Sappi, visit:


Film Sponsor is an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools through premium instructional videos featuring recognized industry experts. Members have 24/7 access to comprehensive training in 3D, video, business, photography, web design, graphic design, and more.


In-kind Sponsors

Print Sponsor

For over a century, O'Neil Printing in Phoenix has introduced new ways to make ideas jump off the printed page. We innovate, think ahead and rethink, helping to energize your business and provide key, integrated solutions.


Signage Sponsor

For 25 years, Sierra Signs has created lasting impressions with exceptional signage for countless clients. As an industry leader, we are proud to know that we always exceed our clients' expectations for quality, service, schedule and budget. We make our clients look good!


Strategic Partners

The Design Observer Group is a leading online publication for news, commentary and criticism about design, urbanism, social innovation and culture. With 10 new features each week, the site publishes over 200 writers each year. Edited by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand, Julie Lasky and Nancy Levinson.


Media Partners

Communication Arts is the premier source for reaching everyone involved in visual communication. Whether in print or online, CA's editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors provide new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standars for the field.

Design Bureau magazine delivers an honest and inspirational global dialogue on design from diverse disciplines and points of view. It gathers creative professionals, style arbiters, design enthusiasts and industry leaders from across the world with one common idea: discover great design and the people who make it happen.


Since 1985, HOW has covered the world of graphic design for the working professional. Whether you work in an agency, in-house or as a freelancer, HOW brings you crucial business and career information you need to be sucessful, and the creative inspiration you need to stay fresh.


Print is a five-time ASME award-winning bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design. Founded in 1940, Print is dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary in design on and off the page. Engagingly written by reporters and critics who look at design in its social, political, and historical contexts, Print explores why our world looks the way it looks, and why the way it looks matters.


Behind every brilliant idea is the process. Process Magazine has been serving the communications industry for over 20 years with content designed, produced and finished in a way that celebrates the power of premium-quality printing.


Get involved as a sponsor!

This AIGA conference is the premier opportunity to connect with mid- and senior-level design professionals with decision-making authority who are looking to network, get inspired and discover new products, resources and ideas. 


Whether you chose to exhibit, sponsor an event or provide integrated marketing messages, getting involved with "Pivot" will help you reach your target audience, achieve your marketing objectives and maximize ROI.


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Sponsor the conference

Get involved and sponsor this year’s AIGA design conference to connect your brand with the industry’s top decision makers and senior-level design executives.