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Kathy Schwandt
Computer Technologies Advisor
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2218
E-mail: kathy.schwandt@


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GBC AIGA Student Group

AIGA Student Group Logo graphic.Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.” As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.

From design fans to the profession’s leading practitioners, AIGA members come from all backgrounds, all fields, and all levels of experience—from all around the world. Whether you’re a design enthusiast, student, freelance designer, in-house designer, design educator, design thinker, or a business owner, AIGA is here to welcome you into the wider world of design!

AIGA is Your Design Passport

Fall 2016 Membership Drive

There’s no better time you to join or renew your student membership
than during AIGA’s fall membership drive. You’ll flaunt your status as
an emerging designer in the field, score killer AIGA member benefits,
and be connected with a dynamic community of 26,000+ members

Learn more about AIGA membership!

The Design for Good Initiative

The Design for Good Initiative.Design for Good is a platform to build and sustain the implementation of design thinking for social change. This platform creates opportunities for designers to build their practice, their network, and their visibility. Design for Good recognizes the wide range of designers’ work and leadership in social change which benefits the world, our country and our communities.

Design for Good supports and sustains designers who play a catalytic role in communities through projects that create positive social impact. By connecting and empowering designers through online networking tools, inspirational stories, chapter events, training, national advocacy and promotion, Design for Good serves as a powerful resource for designers who wish to work in this area and a beacon for designers leading the charge.

What is the AIGA Student Group at GBC?

The AIGA Student Group at Great Basin College:

  • focuses not so much on “graphic design,” but “communication design”
  • promotes the exchange of ideas
  • provides an opportunity for networking – share experiences and information
  • encourages critical thinking skills
  • supports the humanities and the arts

Do You:

  • Want a sense of community with other designers?
  • Want to share information?
  • Want people to understand what you do?
  • Want respect for it?

What's In It For Me?

For More Information Contact

Kathy Schwandt
Computer Technologies Advisor
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2218
E-mail: kathy.schwandt@

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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