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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.

Membership Options

If you're 'bout that business, then let's get serious. Our community has been around for 11+ years. We'd love for you to be apart of our community. Please review our options and let us know if you have any questions. To be clear, this is a safe space for aa/blk folx. We will gladly refund your money if it's not the right fit.

AAGD Package web

Level 1

This is the choice if you want great information and to join a great community.

  • Access to Facebook Community of 3k
  • honest critique is a tenant of the group
  • Design related viewing parties with peers
  • Find mentors and creative partners
  • Attend design chat events
  • Weekly tips from Adobe Ambassadors and experienced designers
  • Share weekly wins and losses
  • Find freelancers
  • Find project work
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Level 2

Of course you get the goods of Level 1 plus, what's listed. If you're here, you'll looking to further your career and walk with people who see you are willing to invest in your future:

  • Join, support, and participate in the AAGD community
  • Automatic approval to post in Facebook 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
  • 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
  • Discounts on products, hardware, software, and services
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Level 3

So you've been in the game and you're ready to go. You've got all the levels and can do these things also:

  • 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 awards
  • Make an impact in the AAGD community
  • Contribute to AAGD annual leadership meeting

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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