Member Survey Outcomes

This July, we conducted a survey of our members and followers to gather a gamut of metrics which are vital to growing as a chapter, enhancing partnerships and, most importantly, best serving our membership. Most of the data will be used internally to guide the direction of our programming and better represent ourselves to potential partners. Here were some of the most interesting takeaways from this survey which we’d like to share with you.

The Design Industry in Louisiana, Survey Results

Among several other descriptors, 83% of participants self­identified as Graphic Designer, 31% as Illustrator, and 14% as Writer/Copywriter. We found out that 92% of participants work in print, while, surprisingly, 36% or less work in interactive, social media, or digital media.

A whopping 58% reported as freelancers. We were delighted to see a roughly even spread across career experience; roughly half of our participants had less than five years’ professional experience under their belt while a quarter had ten years or more. We also found that 67% of participants would like to see more news from AIGA through the email newsletter and announcements. Participants told us that they are more interested in hands­-on workshops than anything else, with 71% asking for them and 52% interested in volunteering for or leading those sessions. We hear you loud and clear!

Skillshare Winners Announced!

Our thanks to all who participated. We randomly selected seven participants to receive a one ­year membership to, courtesy of Skillshare. Congratulations to our winners, Emma Schall, Alma Hoffman, Scott Carroll, Sam Randolph, Maria Saenz, Sarah Chenevert, and Eniola Odetunde! Enjoy your free one year scholarship of beaucoup learning through Skillshare.

This survey was just one way for us to collect your thoughts. All members of AIGA and the design community in New Orleans and beyond are welcome, at any time, to reach out to chapter leadership with ideas, questions, or concerns.

More News and Announcements

Would you like to contribute to the chapter’s communications branch? We’re seeking volunteer writers to report on chapter activities and local news, as well as writing opinion pieces, interviews, and research articles! Contact our president, Julia Sevin, to get started.

By Julia Sevin
Published August 17, 2015