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Space to Find Yourself as We Journey Together

We're a non-traditional, industry, and culture-based collective of African American / Black Creatives.
Our main goal is to train and support creatives in the social and commercial design industries to be professional and unapologetically Black.

We're offering a distraction-free environment where we can:

  1. Improve communication skills and critical thought
  2. Focus on building better professional relationships.
  3. Learn technology, tools, and processes that help you become a more profitable designer

What we need from You

Our objective is to supply project work to the members of this site. At minimum, enough to cover admission to our community. The other way to look at it is, you can opt to volunteer these funds if you've been with us for over 5 years and you know how much AAGD has contributed to your community.

  • We will require your information and profile picture.
  • We will require your contribution to helping each other develop through honest critique and gracious acceptance of that feedback.
  • We will require your use of professional communication
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Membership Options

We're a non-traditional, industry, and culture-based collective of African American / Black Creatives.

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Level 1

  • join, support, and participate in the AAGD community
  • Develop your skills and build your network
  • Official AAGD member digital badge (LinkedIn, Email Signature, Facebook, Instagram Frame)
  • Attend AAGD Community events (online)
  • Discounted registration to classes, professional courses and special events (online and in-person)
  • Access to select job postings
  • Annual Member appreciation events
  • Volunteer at AAGD community events
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Level 2

  • Level 1 shit
  • Free registration to all classes & courses (online and in-person)
  • Free admission to all special events (online and in-person)
  • Access to all job postings
  • Design portfolio featured on AAGD site
  • Invitation to AAGD mentorship program
  • Annual Member appreciation events
  • Volunteer at AAGD community events
  • Discounts on products, hardware, software, and services
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Level 3

Level 2 Shit

  • Post jobs to AAGD members
  • Design portfolio featured on AAGD site
  • AAGD blog post about you and your contributions to design and the community
  • Invitation to AAGD mentorship program
  • Annual Member appreciation events
  • Make an impact in the AAGD community
  • Contribute to AAGD annual leadership meeting
  • Volunteer at AAGD community events
  • Discounts on products, hardware, software, and services

Application

Expect us to ask for your participation. We’re on a journey to break introverted and cultural tendencies. We’re here to learn how to value each other, to explore each other’s talent and creativity. We offer honest critique and tough love for those who seriously want to make a living from being a commercial and social justice visual communicator. We love design but know we’re more than placing funny design memes, complaining about our clients, and wishing for opportunities when we’re really not ready. Here, you get ready.

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