Strategic Alliances and Relationships

The Creative Group's alliances with well-respected organizations enable us to provide our candidates with the latest information and tools they need to grow their careers. These alliances underscore our commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality creative and marketing staffing resources. We are proud to work with the following organizations:

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Founded in 1914, AIGA is the world's largest and most influential design organization. AIGA oversees an extensive membership network of more than 22,000 professional designers and students-and the entire communication design industry turns to AIGA as an authority, resource and advocate. Through a range of programs, AIGA stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and supports designers across the arc of their careers. To address the unique opportunities and challenges faced by designers working in-house, AIGA partnered with The Creative Group (TCG) to form "INitiative," a program to help in-house designers make a greater impact at their companies, evolve professionally and connect with a broader network of peers.



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HOW Magazine

HOW is the industry's leading creativity, business and technology magazine for graphic design professionals. Each issue provides a mix of essential business information, up-to-date technological tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects and profiles of professionals who are influencing design. HOW is careful to address the needs of designers working in corporate design departments as well as those in design studios or in freelance positions - helping all of its readers to become more creative, more productive and more successful.



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Graphic Design USA

Since 1963 Graphic Design USA has been a monthly news and information magazine for and about the professional design community including graphic design firms, advertising agencies, corporate and institutional inhouse departments, and other creative businesses and organizations. GDUSA also publishes a 100,000 visits-a-month website, publishes several monthly enewsletters, and recognizes top designers through national competitions. The Creative Group is proud to sponsor the Students to Watch Awards, American Web Design Awards and American Inhouse Design Awards.

Congratulations to the 2016 American Web Design Award Winners.



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The American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 226 college chapters, the AAF provides 8,000 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations.



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Rhode Island School of Design

The Creative Group is proud to be the creative staffing agency of choice for RISD students and alumni. Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) above has earned an international reputation as the leading college of art and design in the United States. Recently ranked #1 in Business Insider's survey of The World's 25 Best Design Schools, RISD is known for its phenomenal faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities and its hands-on, studio-based approach to learning - one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand. Through the accomplishments of its 26,000 alumni, the college champions the vital role artists and designers play in satisfying the global demand for innovation. For more information, visit or