Helpful Links - Art & Design

Graphic Design Websites

3DSite, Inc. has produced visual effects for the entertainment industry since 1994. serves as a resource of income and exhibition opportunities for professional artists.

AutoCAD Job Network contains job listings that involve AutoCAD skills free of charge to job seekers. is the online counterpart of Communication Arts magazine and is directed toward designers, art directors and students.

Coroflot is a community site built to facilitate connections between job seekers and employers within the creative industries.

Creative Freelancers allows talented and creative job seekers to post resumes and portfolio pieces online. 

Creative Hotlist is a job site for the professional creative community. provides news, reviews, company information and tips for anyone involved in the creative profession.

Design Interact was created to be the premiere source of information and inspiration for the field of interactive media. allows job seekers to search for creative jobs and post resumes and digital portfolios online.

MacTalent is a site that allows job seekers to advertise themselves directly to employers. works with the printing and graphic arts industries across the country and is free to all job seekers.

TrendWatch Graphic Arts provides accurate market trend snapshots of the graphic arts, printing and creative markets.  

Graphic Design Associations & Organizations

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) exists to further excellence in communication design and is a place where design professionals can exchange ideas and information, participate in analysis and research and work to advance education and ethical practices in the industry.

The Chicago Headline Club is a group of men and women in the communication business in the Chicagoland area.  Its purpose is to improve journalism standards, recognize excellence, encourage young journalists and enhance the prestige of the journalism profession.

The Graphic Artists Guild is a national group of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who network and share experience, information and talent within its union.  View the Chicago chapter's website.

The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) is a nonprofit, technical and education organization serving the international graphic communications industries.

The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) is an international organization dedicated to professionals in the printing and graphic arts industry.

The Society of Illustrators seeks to promote interest in the art of illustration through lectures, educational programs, networking and exhibitions.

The Society for News Design (SND) is an international professional organization comprised of editors, designers, graphic arts, illustrators, art directors, website designers and anyone interested in journalism and design.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is dedicated to promoting the free practice of journalism, protecting the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech and press and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, study and support of type and its use in the world of print and digital imagery.


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