FHSU AIGA chapter visits Kansas City

BY ALEXIS PFANNENSTIEL

This past weekend 23 students in the FHSU American Institute of Graphic Arts club traveled to Kansas City to different design firms in hopes of making connections and seeing different opportunities in the design industry. 

AIGA is a professional institute for graphic design that all college students and designers can participate in country-wide. The American Institute of Graphic Arts is a club at FHSU that 38 of the Graphic Design students are involved in. 

The FHSU chapter of AIGA was started in 2012 and has offered many opportunities to students ever since.

Students spent the weekend seeing artwork, visiting design firms, and traveling through the downtown district of Kansas City. Some of the firms visited were Dimensional Innovations, Willoughby Design Studio, Austin Walsh Studio, and Design Ranch in Kansas City, KS. 

The group also went to the “First Fridays” art walk Friday evening and shopped locally at different art and farmers’ markets. 

This trip was led and organized by club president Maddy Otter and member Thomas Giebler. 

The AIGA’s next trip is planned for Denver early in the spring semester of 2022. These trips are funded by SGA funds allocated to AIGA. 

If you are interested in joining or researching AIGA more information can be found here: https://www.aiga.org/

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