AGI partners with AIGA Boston
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American Graphics Institute (AGI) and AIGA both work to expand the professional and creative opportunities for designers. Our partnership with AIGA Boston formalizes a collaboration to help the design community learn new skills and digital tools, as well as gain access to professional development opportunities through specialized workshops.
“As design roles expand across industries and job functions, the demand for professionals with design and design thinking skills is also growing,” says Jennifer Smith, Vice President of AGI.
Over the next year, AGI and AIGA will collaborate to host workshops on design fundamentals, design tools and modern applications of design principles. The workshops will be led by user experience (UX) and design experts from AGI's faculty.
“The AIGA community is an integral part of the design discipline around the world. As a proud card-carrying AIGA member myself, it’s great that AGI is able to partner and share our courses and workshops,” said Smith.
We’re so grateful for the support of AGI,” said Kenny Isidoro, Director of Partnerships for AIGA Boston. “Our organizations have a natural synergy. With AGI helping us run this unique educational programming, we can continue to deliver on our mission of inspiring, connecting, and supporting the design community.” AGI provides organizations and individuals with training and support for marketing, design, development and publishing technology. They offer regularly scheduled courses with a live instructor in their classrooms in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and online, or private training at your locations or theirs.
About the author
Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute. He is the co-author of Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies and more than 10 other books on design and digital publishing. He served as publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which has sold more than one million books on topics relating to InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud apps. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers designers, and large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he also delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for more than 20 years.