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Graphic Design: Professional Organizations

Reference Services

Reference librarians are available in person, by phone, and online to assist with research, off-campus access, instructions on using the databases, and finding quality information on the Internet. The reference desk is staffed during all hours that the library is open.

Contact a Librarian by Phone or Email

In addition to using the Chat service or scheduling a One-On-One appointment, you can also call or email a librarian to get help.

Phone: 440.525.7425


One-on-One: Personal Research Assistance

Lakeland librarians offer personal help with research for assignments, projects and papers. Schedule an appointment for a 20, 30 or 40 minute session. Sessions are offered face-to-face in the library and online. We ask that you provide 24 hours notice for the librarian to prepare for your session. Click here to complete a Request Form.

Professional Organizations

AIGA-American Institute of Graphic Arts
AIGA advocates for a greater understanding of the value of design and designers in government, business, and media

The Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services.

The Graphic Arts Guild
The Graphic Arts Guild offer robust resources for graphic artists intent on growing their businesses

The International Council of Design
ICoD is a Council of independent Member organizations—a global network that shares common issues, commitments and standards on design.

ISTD-International Society of Typographic Designers
A professional body run by and for typographers, graphic designers, and educators.

SEGD- The Society of Experiential Graphic Design
A global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences to connect people to place.

SIAD- Society of Illustrators, Artists and Designers
An organization that exists to support, encourage and provide professional accreditation for illustrators, artists and designers at every stage of their career


Chat with a Librarian

Chat with a librarian and get help with research. This service is available all hours the library is open, click the icon below to get started! 

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Research Librarian

Maria Armijo


Graphic Design, Media Studies, Math

Lakeland Community College Library
7700 Clocktower Drive | Kirtland, Ohio 44094-5198 | 440.525.7425 |