Resources for Visual Design Students


Visual Design students! We've done the work for you. These resources can help you figure out your next career move.

GET AHEAD OF THE GAME

Being in school doesn't mean you have to wait to start your career. Whether it be a graphic design internship, a branding internship or an internship as an in-house designer you need to plan ahead. Kickstart your career by doing creative summer internships now.

WHICH INTERNSHIPS TO TARGET?

  • Graphic Design Internships

  • Creative/Art Directing Internships

  • User Experience (UX) Internships

  • Illustration Internships

  • Multimedia Art Internships

  • Animation Internships

  • Web Design Internships

  • Production Art Internships

  • Branding Internships

  • Logo Design Internships

  • Photo Editing Internships

  • Product Development Internship

  • Digital Design Internships

WHICH COMPANIES TO WORK FOR?

  • Advertising Firms

  • Creative Agencies

  • Design Studios

  • Marketing/PR/Sales Firms

  • Publishing/Manufacturing Firms

  • Post Production Companies

  • Corporate & Creative Companies (in-house designer)

LINKS TO CHECK OUT

CAREER / JOB BOARDS

  • The Creative Group - provides creative staffing services for top companies on a project and full-time basis.

  • Creative Circle - As the largest creative staffing agency in the U.S., we connect creatives with top companies looking for full-time or freelance talent.

  • The Dots - A job board covering a myriad of creative roles, from PR and marketing to fine arts and film.

  • Behance - Showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries.

  • Art Jobs - Comprehensive, up-to-date national listings of jobs, internships, fellowships and other employment opportunities in the arts. Contact Fine Arts Career Services for the username and password.

WEBSITES & TOOLS

  • Art Directors Club - is an organization for art directors that promotes art directors' work through exhibitions and awards, including the annual DESI award for design excellence

  • Artists In Print - is a nonprofit international art magazine founded in 2011 to provide avenue for critical and scholarly writing about artist's prints.

  • Behance - Showcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries.

  • Adobe Creative Suite - focuses upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more recent foray towards digital marketing software

  • Dribble - is an online community for showcasing user-made artwork.

  • Communication Arts - Print publication showcasing exceptional design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive and typography.

  • HOW Magazine - Graphic Design Inspiration,Blogs, Business & Career Advice

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

  • AIGA - is a professional organization for design. Its members practice all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, branding and identity.

  • Association of Women Industrial Designers - supports women towards achieving their full professional potential and promotes women as future leaders in the art industries

  • Graphic Art Association - Regional trade association representing printing & graphic arts professionals in Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, and Delaware

  • Graphic Artists Guild - Resources from webinars to advocacy alerts to white papers and articles, we offer robust resources for graphic artists intent on growing their businesses.

BOTTOM LINE

Knowledge is power. Make sure you are actively improving your understanding of the global creative industries. Use these resources to further your career goals and access international visual design, illustration and multimedia art opportunities.

- Alexa Scull, ArtBound Initiative Team

Join the ArtBound Initiative Program to have access to career coaching from industry advisors. Our program will identify a tailored, global internship based on your career goals. Become part of our professional network of creative professionals. More info about our global internship program at www.artboundinitiative.com.

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