AIGA Design for Social Value Conference

October 9-10, 2012

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

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Sponsors have a unique opportunity to interact with design professionals and business leaders on a number of levels at “Gain". Learn more about sponsorship.

AIGA would like to thank the sponsors of “Gain: Design for Social Value Conference,” all of whom believe in the power of design to drive positive change in the world. Their commitment to AIGA makes this timely convening of designers, business leaders and social innovators such a success!

Presenting Sponsors

Aquent is the only global staffing company dedicated to creative, marketing, and digital roles exclusively for Fortune 1000 companies. The world’s most renowned global brands come to Aquent for high-caliber freelance talent.
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Helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. Learn more at


Event Sponsor


Sappi Fine Paper North America–the maker of McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo–established the Ideas that Matter grant program to support designers who donate their time and talent to a wide range of activities. Ideas that Matter remains the only grant program of its kind in the industry and has funded over 500 nonprofit projects. Sappi believes that the creative ideas of designers can be a powerful force for social good.
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Supporting Sponsors

The Academy of Art University prepares aspiring professionals in the fields of design, communication and the arts by delivering excellent undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate and portfolio development programs. Its recipe for success is simple yet effective–today's professionals teaching tomorrow's. Learn more at

Showcase your creativity in a bookstore-quality book or a graphically rich ebook. Blurb's creative self-publishing platform works with the tools you use–Adobe® InDesign® and Lightroom4®. Learn more at
Extensis® is a leading developer of solutions for creative professionals. Extensis' award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Learn more at
The Global Strategic Design Office of Johnson & Johnson Group of Consumer Companies was established in 2005 to make design a competitive advantage for the company–by bringing value through meaningful design, transcendent brand experiences, and sustainable practices. Chris Hacker, Chief Design Officer, leads all creative processes and a talented team of over 90 designers, production and design operations managers. Learn more at

MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform. Learn more at
Hello, we're MOO–and we love to print. We make Business Cards, MiniCards, Stickers and more. We also invented Printfinity, which allows you to put a different image on every card. It's great for designers who want to carry a "pocket portfolio" wherever you go. Learn more about
For nearly half a century Pantone has been the world leader in color inspiration and communication for designers and color professionals across all major industries. Recently Pantone sponsored Color in Action, a student scholarship competition at the Academy of Art University that explored the ability of color to bring about social change.
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PepsiCo Nutrition Ventures
PepsiCo Nutrition Ventures develops new solutions that target the special nutritional needs of individuals with diverse health and nutrition challenges. In summer and fall of 2012, PepsiCo Nutrition Ventures will host three Design for Good Summits with AIGA, bringing together design professionals and civic leaders to develop innovative solutions to community-specific problems related to dietary guidance and lifestyle management. Learn more at
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms on a project and full-time basis. More information, including online job-hunting services, candidate portfolios and TCG's award-winning career magazine, can be found at
Education and workforce development are the two focus areas for our philanthropy programs, which are supported through our North American Suit Drive with Dress for Success, our global nonprofit partners, and our employee matching-gifts and volunteer programs. 

Print Sponsor

MET Fine Printers is North America’s Carbon Neutral Communications Printer; specializing in bespoke quality, love affairs with design and a relentless dedication to the Environment. Learn more at

Paper Sponsor

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult personal care products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America. Through their award-winning “PaperBecause” campaign, Domtar showcases the importance of paper in our daily lives—and its comment to graphic communications. Learn more at

Media Partner

The most progressive business media brand in the world, Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business. Learn more at