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Join A Collective!

Being apart of the art school at George Mason has taught me that networking is the number one key to moving forward in life. Being apart of organizations like AIGA and participating in different collectives have been beneficial for many reasons. It has allowed me to create and be apart of a brand, publish my artwork, and brainstorm with my colleagues. Any type of collective or group forms a strong support that can last beyond graduation. For example, in my printmaking class we started an organization called TEN09. This is a group of printmakers, zinesters, graphic designers, and anyone interested in being apart of a print environment. Ten09 exists as a brand that can be recognized by other artists and designers to engage with students at GMU. Some design organizations and publications other than AIGA are Girls Who Code, Women Who Code, and Design Observer. These are all platforms where people share their thoughts and ideas with each other. 


  1. Kareem Sabri wrote:

    I fully agree with you. Being part of an organization can you help you as a designer in so many ways. I’ve never actually part of one before and I indeed feel like some of my work and inspiration is lacking because of that. I believe that being in such an environment constantly feeds the brain all these design inspirations and ideas, along with creating many projects for the organization.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
  2. Anisa Harris wrote:

    This post is golden. Starting in engineering, they have always stressed network, Network, NETWORK. And now being in the field of design, I’ve been hesitant as to where I could find a community to network with. So thanks so much for sharing!

    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:35 am | Permalink
  3. Frizz wrote:

    Join AIGA Mason!!!!!

    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm | Permalink