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Recommended sites related to Job Leads, Associations, Artist Resources and Job Search Advice. (Remember, if you have an interest in a related-field, like animation for example, check out the Photography, Film, Animation resource list too).



Job Leads (specific to design)

24 Seven Provides freelance, temporary and full-time staffing for any creative or design-related job. They specialize in the fashion, home and beauty industries.

AdHub Directory of creative services in Upstate New York. Includes a job classified section and company profiles.

Advertising Age Job Bank, click on the “Career Center” link to search openings

Animation World For over 10 years, AWN has been helping bring job seekers and employers together across the globe.

Aquent A $130 million dollar company dedicated to helping Independent Professionals (IPs) and the clients they work with searchable database of people with Macintosh computer expertise, bringing together jobseekers and employers. (formerly MacTalent) Check out their new division called Vitamin T that focuses on digital creative staffing for mid-sized and ad agency customers. This change means that our Vitamin T clients will benefit from a dedicated team focused on the creative staffing needs of mid-sized companies and ad agencies. Visit Vitamin T site at

Archinect The site has since become a top online destination for progressive-design oriented students, architects, educators, and fans. Check out the Employment section of the site for job postings -- the Active Employers and Community sections. The goal of Archinect is to make architecture more connected and open-minded, and bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines. Job search engine featuring arts administration jobs in visual arts, arts nonprofits, performing arts, commercial art and design firms, film, public arts agencies, galleries, and academic arts positions. Also provides research and career guides for working in the arts

AuthenticJobs Authentic Jobs is where companies and creative professionals meet to make a better web. Full-time, freelance, contract, internships.

Black Book Markets the talents of leading photographers, illustrators, and designers. Advertising agencies, design firms,corporations, and publications worldwide turn to The Black Book when looking for artists who consistently deliver the best in visual communications.

CGSociety The CGSociety is the most respected and accessible global organization for creative digital artists. The CGS supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote, by celebrating achievement, excellence and innovation in all aspects of digital art.

Coroflot Dedicated to making the employment connection between designers and design businesses. Includes current job postings.

Craig’s List Online community that also lists art jobs. is the most comprehensive recruitment software solution for professionals in the Video Game, Animation, TV & Film, and 3D Technology & Software Tools industries whether they are Employers searching for Job Seekers or Job Seekers looking to secure the "right" job.

Creative Focus A staffing agency specializing in graphics and marketing. Positions are located in California.

CreativeHotlist Search creative jobs, including art and design jobs, by position type and industry; post your resume and portfolio for prospective employers; and search listings of companies. Connects interns and entry-level talent with employment opportunities in Media, Advertising and Design fields. (Powered by

Creative Placement Has been attracting and placing the best talent across all creative industries throughout the tri-state area. Freelance through full-time openings.

Design Jobs on Twitter @dsgnjbs An automated feed of some of the best design job board postings (, , , and more).

Design Management Institute job bank pages are a free service to all who register. Search by location and job category for graphic and industrial design jobs.

Digitalthread Digitalthread is the oldest existing web design community web site

Filter A creative placement agency focused solely on placing creative talent into freelance, contract, and direct-hire positions.

Firm List Directory of web design and development firms (covers over 170 countries). Search jobs, post resume, search agent, employer list.

Gamasutra The art and science of making games. Includes job listings and company directory.

GameJobs Jobs in the video & computer gaming industry

Game Development Map of Companies Search using an interactive map of world for lists of game companies and their URLs

Graduate Jobs Job openings in Art--applied art, art administration, art education, art history, commercial art, graphic art, design, illustration, studio art, printmaking, sculpting . . .( Full access to the listings requires a subscription which our office has purchased – Username: rochesterit, Password: cs14623. Please keep confidential).

Greenlight Jobs Online recruitment of production and animation talent within the entertainment industry.

How Design Job openings appear on this popular publication’s site, select “job bank” on the pull-down.

I Creatives Agencies, graphic design firms and corporate art departments in Florida, Georgia, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Palm Beach.

Industrial Designers Society of America Use the resources link to search I.D. firms.

InteriorDesignJobs --

JBCStyle is the leading full-service recruiting agency with a focus on the Fashion, Beauty, Action Sports, Retail and Home industries.

Krop Creative and Tech Jobs A site that helps Web developers and designers understand how to use tools and design to enhance communication online. Includes a jobs board. For anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry: editors, writers, television producers, graphic designers, production, circulation people in book publishing, magazines, television, radio, newspapers, online media, advertising, PR and graphic design.

Motionographer seeks to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers. Includes job leads.

Nation Job Network Advertising and Media Jobs Page

QBN Design industry News & Discussion.Search through 100’s of creative positions – mainly new media and graphic design. Cool site.

RitaSue Siegel Resources Executive search firm specializing in designers.

Society for News Design site. Click on database of jobs in visual journalism to search for full-time or temporary positions.

Telecommuting Jobs. A source for freelance opportunities for artists and designers.

Wert & Co International recruitment firm specializing in executive searches within the creative community.

General Job Sites Free services to college students, including resume creation and posting, job openings via email, and a database of jobs from hundreds of recruiters.

BestOfJobs Links to the best resources for jobs, employment, and career. One of the top job sites – categories do include creative careers.

Career Magazine Job search info, career resources, recruiter center and salary survey. Search jobs by company, location or discipline. Provides employer information and CyberFair Information - an On-line Real-time Virtual Job Fair.

CareerSite Confidential career service lets you market yourself anonymously to employers. Create a profile searchable by employers. Serves computer professionals seeking employment related to the IT industry. Tools for job seekers include: Job Tracker, Resume Tracker, and Saved Searches.

Dice one of the leading career sites for technology.

Employment Crossing puts together a Most Influential Recruiter Ranking -- check it out because it is a good sources of recruitment firms/employment agencies.

Glassdoor Search millions of job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections for any company Search for faculty and staff positions by state.

Hound Searches employer pages for job openings by keyword, location, company. A portal web site community for internship seekers. Research and apply to hundreds of internship programs directly.

K12 Jobs A free service listing thousands of teaching jobs and administrative positions at all levels in public, private and religious schools. Plus job fairs listings and many other K-12 job resources.

LinkedIn Jobs Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

SimplyHired A vertical search engine company building the largest online database of jobs on the planet.

TweetMyJobs TweetMyJobs sends you great job recommendations, where you want them, when you want them.


Professional Associations (it’s all about who you know)

American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers

American Advertising Federation

American Center for Design

American Institute of Graphic Arts

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Association of Graphic Communications

Association for Multimedia Communications

Broadcast Designers Association

Digital Rochester A community of technology professionals and entrepreneurs in Upstate NY

Graphic Artists Guild

Industrial Designers Society of America

International Association of Graphic Design Associations

International Council of Societies of Industrial Design

International Interior Design Association

National Council for Interior Design Qualification

Rochester Advertising Federation An affiliate of the American Advertising Federation

SIGGRAPH Computer graphics special interest group

Society for News Design

Society of Publication Designers

Rochester Young Professionals Network


Designer Resources (showing and promoting your work) Source for creative talent. News, competition deadlines, artist listings and more

Art Deadlines List A monthly email newsletter listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships & grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and other opportunities (including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators and art students of all ages.

Cargo Collective Cargo is a web publishing (CMS) and community-building platform. It powers a variety of creative communities in the fields of Education, Design, Research, and Conceptual Art.

Carbonmade Online portfolio site – free! An easy way to display and manage your portfolio online. store images, Flash and video. Used by over 30,000 artists and designers in 55 countries.

Coroflot Portfolios Easy way to get your creative projects online and in front of the right people

DesignDirectory Core77 has partnered with Business Week to produce the DesignDirectory, a comprehensive database of design firms, launched in conjunction with the release of the new Design and Innovation Channel on the

Freelancers Union offers health insurance, job postings, events and networking opportunities to graphic designers and other creative professionals. They also work to protect the rights of freelancers regarding taxes, unpaid wages and other areas related to the business of design.

Jumpola Design and marketing resources, products, and how-to information.

Rookie Designer Podcasts with tips. Techniques, and discussion. Science art portfolios in a searchable database.

Sculptural Objects and Functional Art

Sortfolio Web designers: Get listed. Add your company to the directory. Upload images of your best designs. Attract clients and win business. Free.

Starving Artists Law Answers to your legal questions.

Trovix A free and effortless way to stay aware of ideal career opportunities. Access to the very best jobs based on work experience and goals, not just keywords. Their service combs through millions of current openings to find and present the most relevant career matches.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is a state funding agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in NYS. It offers grants and support services to the field through a number of discipline and field related programs.

University & Colleges Designer Association

WordPress Use a blog tool (templates) to create an easy and free online portfolio

Job Search Advice

Brazen Careerist A career management tool for next-generation professionals. Create a profile that showcases more than just your resume, because your ideas matter too. Then, follow real-time updates from your favorite members and begin to build a network through conversations: the way networking is supposed to happen.

Artist Resource suggestions have been gathered from a number of recruiters and career specialists, including Susan Lee, Rita Sue Siegel, The U. of Wisconsin Art Department, the California EDD, and excerpted from Portfolio Workshops for Illustrators & Graphic Artists

ARTrepreneur Articles and advice on career planning, financial planning, and tools for artists.

Creative Group Salary Guide Latest salary data and hiring trends from people who kow creative and marketing staffing. Also includes excellent job descriptions and key skills for in-demand creative and marketing positions.

The Riley Guide one of the first Internet career guides. Visit the Career Research Center to learn more about jobs, salaries, and employment growth.

Washington Post job hunting info

World Wide Arts Resources Arts Employment Index