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 lifeā€”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.


If you

  1. Live near Portland, OR to attend future in-person monthly Board Meetings
    (and post-covid events!) 
  2. Can commit to a 2-year volunteer term (at 5-10 hrs/week)
  3. Is (or will) have an AIGA membership at any level 
  4. 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:

Designed by volunteer Rick Landers


Applications accepted until May 28th, 2021

(last updated May 4, 2021)

2 Co-Presidents

Have you been in a leadership position for AIGA or another non-profit board in the past? Are you ready to lead our board and become the face of AIGA Portland? Read More>


Do you have experience in the financial industry AND a passion for art/design? We need your help! From managing spreadsheets, taxes, insurance policies and more to sharing your brilliant new ideas and opinions on how we can improve our processes. Read More >

Membership Director

Help support our creative community. You can make a difference in the value of our membership through regular correspondence, event promotion, member programs and more! Read More >

Partnership Director

Interested in using your industry connections and stellar communication skills to help AIGA make lasting relationships with local businesses? Want to support our Portland creative community by helping our AIGA committees find sponsorships in order to fund their programming? We need you! Read More >

Equity & Inclusion Director

Are you passionate about contributing to the Portland creative community through diversity and inclusion efforts? Want to make a difference and contribute to something bigger than yourself? Lead our chapter’s Equity and Inclusion committee! Read More >

Content Director

Enjoy coming up with fun and unique social media campaign ideas? Want to help support the Portland creative community by collaborating with board members to promote their programming? We would love for you to lead our content committee. Read More >

Education Director

Do you have connections and a passion for supporting Creative Departments at local colleges and universities? Are you familiar with AIGA Student Groups? Does running a student mentorship program, portfolio review event, and more sound enticing? Read More >

Women Lead Director

Have a passion for supporting women in design? Want to use your skills and connections to help boost female voices? This is your opportunity to build an incredible committee focused on creating programming, events, workshops (and whatever your heart desires!) for women in our creative community. Read More >

Design for Good Director

Do you want to help connect our design community and create positive social impact? Support designers through networks, inspirational stories, open dialogue, meaningful programs and engagement opportunities as the design for good director. Read More >

How to Apply

First, read in-depth about the position(s) you are interested in applying for above, gather your resume and cover letter, and then submit your application here:

Applications accepted until May 28th!

The sooner you apply, the better! After you apply, be on the lookout for an email regarding next steps. Reach out anytime to with questions.

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.