Celebrate · Cultivate · Connect

Our greatest strength is that we are all not the same. Our differences, cultures, experience, and talents define our community. AIGA Orlando is committed to exercising Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through our programming, leadership, and events. We want to continue to increase our efforts, listen, provide resources, serve, and fight alongside our community. We are different from most cities, and let’s continue to be different together because the city isn’t beautiful, without you. 

Doing What is Necessary. 
We seek to continue to educate ourselves and hold ourselves accountable to better serve our community. We are making a promise to Orlando’s: 
• BIPOC Creatives
• Underrepresented Populations 
• Marginalized 

Underrepresented populations include women, LGBTQIA+, Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander, those with disabilities, etc. 

We will not do what is easy, but what is necessary.

The Orlando WLI Team works to develop programs, events, and resources for an inclusive audience—women and men, emerging designers and seasoned professionals, members and nonmembers, and even people outside of the Design profession.

Ripple: is a workshop series highlighting the knowledge, talent, and skill of creative women and femme folx in Orlando. 

Speakers: Ashley HeafyAshleigh AxiosSherra BellRenata Glebocki and Dave PlotkinEric Rollings (FaceBook Live Stream)

Panels: Women’s Panel on Different leadership styles based on Extroversion and Introversion

Mock Interviews: Two-part event including interview/portfolio best practices presentations followed up with actual mock interviews

Creative Career Tours: Outreach for underrepresented girls

Wellness by Design: A full day of speakers and interaction based on our pillars of well-being – Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Financial, Social, Vocational, and Environmental wellbeingWellness by Design 2019 – videos

High Five Awards: celebrating individuals in our community who consistently elevate women and other marginalized peopleGutentor Advanced Text

The AIGA Orlando Mentorship Program pairs the most passionate design students with leading industry professionals to help refine their skills and prepare them for a career in a creative field.

Our Mentorship Program has been known to garner many talented and successful design mentors from some of the top studios, agencies, and companies in the area. Competition to become a mentee is fierce due to the limited number of slots available. This program is a unique opportunity that has been established to enrich a culture of professionalism and endless creativity in the city of Orlando. Mentors and mentees will be thoughtfully paired by our chapter board members following the application submission period.