The creative tools you need for whatever the industry throws at you.
In our rapidly-changing design industry, having the right creative tools is often what separates the best from the rest. So AIGA Portland brings you Career Tools, a practical professional development resource designed to provide relevant, ongoing, and experiential learning for Portland’s design community.
Whether you’re looking to launch, change, or grow your design practice, Career Tools can help you in two ways: in-person learning in the form of quarterly workshops, and online learning in the form of a professional development library website.


What are Career Tools Workshops?
These quarterly in-person Career Tools events are designed to foster professional development through experiential learning. These fun and collaborative workshops provide information about new and useful tools in a collaborative and hands-on environment.


What’s on the Career Tools Website?
The Career Tools website is a curated content library that offers immediate and unlimited access to tools, methods, and other resources relevant to professional designers. Content is continually growing and includes information about design best practices, practical methodologies, user experience design, networking and promotion, business strategies, and more. It will also amend the Career Tools workshops by providing deeper dives on the quarterly themes.


Join Us
Have a question, suggestion, or interest in partnering with Career Tools?
Email to contact our Career Tools team.
Interested in volunteering with Career Tools?
Email to learn about current opportunities.


Event Recaps

Here are few Career Tools Event Notes and Recaps:

Find more event recaps and event news here.


If you have questions, suggestions, or want more information, Contact us here.

Event Sponsors:

52 Limited
52 Limited
is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing and engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. 52 Limited began as Portland’s only locally-owned creative staffing agency and now serves some of the world’s most recognizable and forward-thinking companies in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco.

is a collaborative, co-working space in Portland, OR. They provide flexible, full-service office space for some of Portland’s leading entrepreneurs, free agents, start ups, and work groups. Located on both sides of the river, in the Pearl district’s historic GE Supply Co. building, and in the Slate at the Burnside bridgehead at Couch and MLK, in the Central Eastside.