General Design Links

– A List Apart


– Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

– Design Museum, UK

– Design Observer

– Dexigner

– HOW Magazine Online Forum

– icograda

– Speak Up

– TED: Ideas worth spreading

Job Hunting Links

– AIGA: Career advice and resources {several good articles and links}

– AIGA: Design Business and Ethics {important for every designer entering the workforce}

– AIGA: FAQs: About Design Jobs {all about job postings and posting portfolios with AIGA}

– AIGA: How to find your first job {great tips (although a bit dated) by Sharon Helmer Poggenpohl}

– AIGA: Professional Practices {22 articles about practice as a professional designer}

– AIGA: Survey of Design Salaries {should give you a good idea of salaries around the country}

– AIGA: Ten common mistakes in résumés and cover letters {written by Petrula Vrontikis}

– AIGA: What designers must learn {written by Eric Madsen}

– Get a Design Job! {free PDF by RitaSue Siegel}

Portfolio Links

– AIGA portfolio gallery {great place to showcase your work}

– design:related portfolios {samples of designer portfolios}

– designerID {free portfolio site for designers, also has great examples of work}

– EXAMPLE: {cool portfolio created in flash by an illustrator/designer}

– EXAMPLE: Hanneke Treffers {Amsterdam based artist and designer portfolio}

– EXAMPLE: Jessica Hische {portfolio site of a designer/illustrator/typographer}

– EXAMPLE: min-oh {Yale master’s student’s site…strange but cool}

– Indexhibit {free portfolio builder, and links to designer portfolios}

– Presenting your portfolio {advice from Steff Geissbuhler}


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