AIGA Atlanta Student Pin-Up Show 2018

The 9th Annual Pin-Up Show is a design industry night hosted by the AIGA Atlanta Student Board! Students from all over the Southeast come to "pin-up" and show off their latest designs, meet other design students and design professionals, and win fun prizes! Also, the winners from each category and selected pieces will have their work put on display at Binder's Gallery at Ponce City Market.

We are thrilled that this year's show is hosted in partnership with Matchstic Branding. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the AIGA Atlanta Design Continuum Fund, which funds scholarships for minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the Atlanta metro area. Our primary goals are to increase diversity in creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

Member (online): $5 
Non-Member (online): $10
Member (At Door): $10 
Non-member (At Door): $15

Parking & Transportation Options:

Parking is limited in the Jane building parking lot and on surrounding streets. Obey parking signs and avoid blocking driveways.

Uber and Lyft are highly recommended.

The Marta King Memorial Station is a .5 mile walk away. Be safe and ride with a group of friends!



  • 2D Design—Any 2D print piece including posters, invitations, calendars, branding systems, logos, print ads, typeface designs, etc.

  • 3D Design—Any 3D piece of graphic design including models, packaging, renderings, signage/sign systems, etc. 3D work must be presented as a photo or print. No physical 3D pieces will be accepted.

  • Web/Interactive—Any web, apps or interactive design pieces. Work must be printed out for display. No live on-screen work will be accepted.

  • Photography—Any photograph done traditionally or digitally.

  • Illustration—Any illustration done traditionally or digitally.

  • Foundation Level (Must be in your first 6 months of school and showcasing work done during this time)—This category includes all of the above categories for students in their first six-months of graphic design education.

  • Group Work—Any piece falling under any above category created by two to five people. **All group members must be present.

Size and Quantity Requirements:

AIGA members can pin up to 3 pieces of work, and non-members are allowed to pin 1 piece of work. The maximum size of work to pin 13in x 19in.


David Laufer, Managing Partner at BrandBook, AIGA Atlanta Design Fellow

Vicki Strull, Design Strategist at Vicki Strull Consulting

Dorothea Taylor, Senior Designer, and Illustrator at T.P. Design

Therese Huffman, Owner at Signature Design

Judith Pishnery, ED of Atlanta Photography Group

Shirley Zhang, Creative Director of the Atlanta Hawks

Minsoo Pak, Partner/Principal at EY


Register in advance here or register or at the door! If you plan to register at the door, bring cash or have Eventbrite app downloaded. 

*We will have a limited supply of posters for sale so please bring cash to support AIGA Atlanta Design Continuum fund for students.


6:00 - 7:30 pm: Pinning work to the walls will begin at 6 and go to 7:30 OR until there is no space left on the walls! Get there early!

7:30 - 8:00 pm: Grab some food and take pictures with your friends in the photo booth.

8:00 - 8:30 pm: Judging and mingling will continue during this time.

8:30 - 9:00 pm:  Announcements, door prizes, and awards. If you win, you must be present to accept your prize.


  • Competition participants must be a current student or recent graduate (no more than 6 months)

  • To enter the competition, bring your work to Matchstic on the evening of Saturday, October 20th between 6:30– 7:30 pm (pending available space) to be pinned on the competition wall. 

  • Prior to pinning, category pinning location verified by wall monitor.

  • All required information must be written on the back of pieces: piece name, your name, email, school, phone number, faculty/instructor’s name. Group projects must list all group project members.

  • No personal information should be visible on the front of your work. A short, brief statement about the work may be pinned next to your piece.

  • Maximum 3 entries per AIGA student member and 1 per non-AIGA student member. (Any identity system or branding campaign is considered 1 piece.)

  • All work must be “pin-able” (with our supplied removable poster tape) and no larger than 13” x 19”.  No physical 3D projects accepted. Pieces recommended to NOT be mounted to heavy board, just paper.


Would you like to volunteer?

AIGA Atlanta is a volunteer-run organization, and we're always looking for energetic and passionate volunteers to help at our events. The plus side is that you don't have to be a member AND you get in for FREE! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Event Coordinator: Anna Sherlock | | 404.375.5470

When & Where
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
437 Memorial Dr. SE, Unit A7
Atlanta, GA 30312