The complete guide of links for designers' career development
Sick and tired of hunting and pecking for articles at different sites?
This page combines a ton of selected links to design articles and sites.
 
Main Categories
• Portfolios
• Freelance
• Resume
• Interviewing
• Salary and Pricing
• Job Search
• General
• Design Competition Deadlines
• Organizations
• Magazines

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Portfolios
SITES
Graphic Artists Guild Portfolios

Google's Directory of Graphic Design Portfolios
over 400 portfolios!

About.com's selections
over 200 portfolios

Creative Hotlist
part of the Commarts network
ARTICLES
Building your portfolio
by creativepublic.com

Resume portfolio tips
by Ace Communications

Project and Portfolio Tips
by Central Michigan University

Portfolio Tips
by thinkpath

The Professional Portfolio
by Artist Resource

Digital Portfolio
by GAG

Reps and Talent: What are Reps Looking For?
by Communication Arts

Preparing for your Search: Portfolio
by School of Visual Arts

Portfolio Tips
by Update Graphics

Traditional Portfolio Tips
by Aragon High School Visual Arts program


Freelance
SITES
guru.com

creativegroup.com

freelance.com

webprosnow.com


ARTICLES
Things to remember about freelancing
by creativepublic.com

Freelance Clients Talk Price
by Communication Arts

Diversifying the Product Line, or Reinventing One's Self
by Communication Arts

Know What You're Selling
by Communication Arts

Changes For Freelancers
by Communication Arts

What's Going On Out There?
by Communication Arts

The State of Stock Photography
by Communication Arts

Your Buying Audience
by Communication Arts

The Pros & Cons of E-mail Marketing
by Communication Arts

When to Make the Jump From Staff to Freelance
by Communication Arts

The Age of Image
by Communication Arts

Resume
 
SITES (to post resumes)
Creative Hotlist
part of the Commarts network

Monster.com

Careerbuilder.com


ARTICLES
Building your resume
by creativepublic.com

Top Ten Tips for Outstanding Resumes
by Update Graphics

Insights on writing your resume
by AIGA

Top ten common mistakes in resumes and cover letters
by AIGA

 

Interviewing
 
SITES
ARTICLES
Preparing for your job search: interviewing
by the School of Visual Arts

TipsThe Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing
by Update Graphics

20 Questions to ask the interviewer
by Artist Resource.
Handy pdf by Matt Maldre
 
 

Salary and Pricing
 
SITES
salary.com

ZDNet Tech Update Careers: SalaryZone
ARTICLES
Successful Pricing Tips
by Communication Arts

How Much are You Worth?
by Nolo.com

AIGA/Aquent Survey of Design Salaries
by AIGA

AIGA/Aquent Survey of Design Salaries
by AIGA

HWG's How to Set Rates FAQ
by HWG.org

How to Set Rates
by Provider Marketing Group
 

Job Search
 
NATIONAL SITES
Aquent.com

Monster.com

Creative Hotlist
part of the Commarts network

Creative Central

How

ARTICLES
How to search for a great job
by creativepublic.com

35 Ways to Land a Job Online
What Happened to Your Parachute?
Get Your Career in Site
by FastCompany.com

Eliminate the Hassle of Going to Every Web Job Site
by ITworld

Job-hunting Advice for Designers, Artists, Illustrators
by Artist Resource

How to get a job - Part 1
How to get a job - Part 2
It's tough finding work right now - why?
Is this the right job for me?
Is it a good time to go freelance?
by ADGA

 

General
 
SITES
AIGA's online magazine for schools
by AIGA


ARTICLES
Career Guide
by AIGA

What designers must learn - Part 1
by AIGA

Standards of Professional Practice
by AIGA

Business and Ethical Expectations for Professional Designers
by Aquent

A Client's Guide to Design: How to Get the Most Out of the Process
by Aquent

Starting out in graphic design
by Robins Design


 

ODesign Competition Deadlines
Click here for the 2002 list

Organizations
 
A-G
AAAA
American Association of Advertising Agencies

ACD
American Center for Design

AIGA
American Institute of Graphic Arts

ADC
The Art Directors Club

ATypI
Association Typographique Internationale

CMG
Color Marketing Group

Chicago Design Network

GAG
Graphic Artist's Guild
N-Z
NAPP
National Association of Photoshop Professionals

NAPL
National Association of Printers and Lithographers

OBD
The Organization of Black Designers

PIA
Printing Industries of America

Society for News Design

Society of Illustrators

Society of Publication Designers
 

Magazines
 
Communication Arts

Design Graphics Magazine

Eye Magazine

Graphis

How Magazine

Print Magazine

Step-by-Step Magazine

Visual Arts Trends
 
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