Mentorsense 2019

Our mentorship program is back!

We are back at it and looking for a fresh set of mentors and mentees to pair up for our 10-week mentorship program. AIGA NWA’s second annual program will connect seasoned veterans with emerging designers, giving them support and guidance needed in the ups and downs (and side to side) of their design career. 

If you missed this one, stay tuned for our next season in 2020.


Mentorsense partners 20 emerging designers with 20 proven design professionals over a 10-week timeframe. The goal of the program is to build a strong, meaningful connection between our mentorship pairs that will last beyond the 10 weeks, or a line on your resume. It’s career growth, expedited.


Everyone should walk away having learned a little more about themselves and having grown —even just a little bit—professionally. This program will be mentee-led. That means we will provide guidelines as a starting point, but each mentee is responsible for setting and achieving their own goals. We ask that you try to meet once a week, or at least 8 times over the 10 weeks. But whether these meetings take the form of a phone call, chats over coffee, or one-on-one office time is entirely up to you.


To start and cap off the program, we will host two mandatory events for our mentorship pairs. The kickoff event will be at Exchange in Bentonville on September 30 from 6:00-8:00pm. The finale event will be hosted at the same spot on December 2 from 6:00-8:00pm.



We are looking for mentors who are seasoned in the design field, preferably 5+ years experience, and feel you could provide mentorship value to an emerging designer. We expect mentees to be emerging designers, from junior-level college students in a design-related field of study to 5 years working in a design-related role.

Please direct questions to:

Kelsey Jackson
Diversity & Inclusion Chair


Deadline for mentor and mentee applications will be September 20. At that time, we will close applications and match mentors with mentees based on the information you provide.

By AIGA NWA Communications
Published September 6, 2019