BridgeLab Career Services

About BridgeLab Career Services

The BridgeLab Career Services is here to help you build your future today. Whether you're a current student or alumni, we're here to support your development as a working artist or designer throughout your career.

Some of our graduates are award-winning artists and independent designers and others have jobs including:

  • Senior Designer at Wieden + Kennedy
  • Fabricator at Form3D 
  • Creative Director at Instrument
  • Director and Curator of the White Box Gallery, University of Oregon
  • Director of the School of Art + Design at Portland State University
  • Senior User Experience Designer at Nike
  • Professional Printer at Gemini G.E.L.
  • Apparel Developer at Adidas
  • Award-winning Photographer
  • Artist in Whitney Biennial
  • Owner, Pigeon Toe Ceramics
  • Project Manager, Scout Books
  • Art Director, Juliet Zulu

We'll help ready you to take advantage of whatever opportunities your future holds with skill-building sessions, resources, and workshops on topics such as:

  • Crafting an excellent résumé or CV
  • Honing interview skills
  • Writing Grants
  • Developing a portfolio
  • Applying to graduate school
  • Building your network of working creative professionals and peers

Entrepreneurial development is also highly encouraged, and we have resources and workshops on topics relevant to your continued growth as a professional including: 

  • Taxes for artists
  • Pricing Your Work
  • Networking
  • Copyrights
  • Contracts
  • Negotiations
  • Social media for self-­promotion
  • Running a solo creative business

We connect you with internships to help you gain valuable experience and build your professional network while you're still in school. Some of the companies with whom our students have interned include: 

  • Adidas
  • Adobe
  • Blue Sky Gallery
  • Gamblin Artists Colors
  • Juju Papers
  • OMSI
  • Portland Monthly Magazine
  • S1 Gallery
  • Veneer Magazine
  • Ziba Design, Inc.


You will work actively with the BridgeLab Career Center team to forge your own path.  We offer one-to-one advising sessions both in person or via Skype.  Stop by the BridgeLab Career Center in room 136 to schedule an appointment with the BridgeLab Career Center Director or a peer advisor (or email for an appointment). Through our advising we’ll help you clarify your ideas, focus your goals, and build your own network of resources so you can thrive as a creative professional. We’ll also help connect you with opportunities such as internships, network building, and access to our exclusive online employment job­ board, PNCA | JOBWORKS. Here you’ll find continually updated postings for full­ and part-­time work, contract gigs, collaborations, and Work­ Study jobs on the PNCA campus. 


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