The vision of AIGA Northwest Arkansas is an inclusive, design-driven Northwest Arkansas.

The mission of AIGA Northwest Arkansas is to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. Through lectures, table discussions, exhibitions and other projects in the public interest, AIGA seeks to:

  • UNITE the creative community in Northwest Arkansas
    AIGA acts as a forum for design practitioners, educators, enthusiasts, and patrons to connect and exchange ideas and information. We know that our best work is done together.
  • ENCOURAGE excellence in the communication arts
    We promote high standards of design by recognizing and celebrating great thinking, defining and encouraging ethical professional practice, and championing design education.
  • EXPAND the role and influence of designers
    AIGA advocates for the role of designers at the strategic level in business, government, and cultural spheres.

Want a deeper dive into how we operate? Read our Chapter Bylaws

AIGA NWA’s past presidents and leaders have played a crucial role in maintaining an active and thriving chapter. We’re proud to honor our past chapter presidents—talented creative professionals from design, non-profit, education, and other related fields.

Kitchana Joy Rasphoumy (2024-current)
Jacob Meisenbacher (2023-2024)
Courtney Ulrich Smith (2021-2022)
Rebecca Black (2019-2020)
Tim Walker (2016-2018)