The AIGA Portland Board is an inclusive group of individuals working to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. We are constantly looking for motivated volunteers to help pursue our mission. Directors serve 2-year terms and are elected on a staggered schedule.

The Board plays a pivotal role in shaping AIGA Portland as a leader in the Portland design community and beyond. Serving on the Board will enrich your personal and professional life—Board members encounter regular opportunities to meet accomplished industry professionals and network with up-and-coming talent.

Membership is required to serve on the Board. If you are not yet a member, you can join here. Supporting level is recommended.


Should I become a Board Member (Director) or Committee Volunteer first?

Either one! You do not need past AIGA volunteer experience to become a board member. You just need a passion for leading and supporting our Portland Design community. Learn more about AIGA, our current Board and the committees in the Google Slide Deck below.


Board Member Qualifications

If you

  1. Can attend Monthly Board Meetings (currently virtual).
  2. Ability to attend twice per year in-person Board Retreats.
  3. Can commit to a 2-year volunteer term (at 5+ hrs/week)
  4. Do (or will) have an AIGA membership at any level 
  5. Have a strong desire to support, educate, and uplift the PDX creative community…

Then you can become a board member!

Board positions are configured to suit the skills of the volunteer and needs of the chapter. At present, we are seeking Board Members for the following positions:

Open Board Roles

Read about each role and submit an application below.

(updated Sept 4, 2022)

Operations Director

Love helping others to stay organized? We need you! Come help us run our monthly Board Meetings, help plan Board events, and support the entire Board of Directors within their respective roles. Read More >

Membership Director

Collaborate with other board directors on continuing education opportunities for members and make a difference in the value of our membership. Manage regular correspondence with members, run events, and more! Read More >

Content Director

Are you an aspiring creative director? Want to help support the Portland creative community by collaborating with board members to create compelling graphics and copy for their programming? We would love for you to lead our content committee. Read More >


Please Apply Online by September 23rd, 2022 – Deadline Extended! Apply by September 30th

Email volunteer@portland.aiga.org if you are interested in learning more before submitting an application.


Not ready to apply for a board member position but still interested in volunteering? Learn more about other volunteer roles on the become a volunteer page.