Call for Nominations

Connect, collaborate, and inspire: join the AIGA board


AIGA Cleveland is soliciting nominations for our all-volunteer, working board, made up of local members, designers, and creative professionals. By nominating yourself, you can help guide the activities and vision of our chapter.

Our search focuses on candidates with valuable soft skills including teamwork, communication, flexibility, patience, time management, and motivation. If this sounds like you, nominate yourself and help us create a place where design thrives for all!

How to nominate yourself.

Submit your full name and email address along with the following in the form below:

  • Your professional and/or AIGA-related experience (if applicable)
  • A few sentences describing why you would be a great addition to the board, and specifying which position you feel you are most suited to
  • A reference contact
  • For nominees interested in the Communications, Blog and/or Social Media positions, writing and/or portfolio samples are also required.

Email any questions you may have to board president, Sarah Rutherford.

Nominate yourself here by Friday, December 7th.

Who we’re looking for.

We are currently looking to fill the open positions listed here. Board members do not have to be designers, but must have an interest in supporting the creative community. Examples of non-design board members include, but are not limited to, writers, communications specialists, development or fundraising specialists, project managers, and business owners.

New board members receive guidance throughout the year from more senior board members. If you’re interested in a position, but not sure if you fit all the qualifications, don’t worry! We’ll be there to help you along the way.

The AIGA Cleveland chapter values diversity and inclusion, and is working to ensure that we accurately reflect the design community we represent. However, nominees are not required to provide information regarding age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, income, or physical disabilities.

What are the commitments?

  • Nominees must be (or become) AIGA Cleveland members in good standing at the Supporting level or above. Visit to find out more about membership options.
  • New board members commit to serve one-year or two-year terms, depending on the position.
  • Board members are required to attend monthly board meetings; committee members have flexibility depending on the position.
  • Board members must be ambassadors of AIGA to members and non-members.

What happens after you submit your nomination?

A nominating committee will review nominees and you may be invited to take part in a group interview, if necessary. The nominating committee which consists of the current executive committee will recommend new board members.

What are important dates in the process?

  • Nomination period:
    • Opens Friday, November 15, 2018
    • Closes Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Selected nominees notified:
    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • General membership voting:
    • Opens Monday, December 17, 2018
    • Closes Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  • New terms begin:
    • Monday, January 1, 2018

Why should you join the AIGA Cleveland Board of Directors?

There are a vast number of benefits of becoming a board member, but here are a few to think about:

  • Opportunities for leadership in producing events
  • Learning new skills like event planning and public speaking
  • Managing teams outside of work
  • Complimentary registration to AIGA Cleveland events
  • Making connections in the larger creative community
  • Access to the local, regional and national design network
  • Shaping the current state and future of design
  • Giving back to the design profession
  • Paying it forward to emerging and future creative practitioners
  • Enjoying the camaraderie among the board members

Nominate yourself here by Friday, December 7th.

By Webmaster
Published November 15, 2018