Career Services

Resources include job search sites, grant information, competitions, fellowships, copyright information, gallery listings, professional organizations, self-promotion, freelance jobs, and more.

In addition to job search tools, these sites may also include salary surveys, salary negotiation, networking and other helpful search tips.

  • careerperfect.com: Salary Calculator, Moving Comparison Calculator and Cost of Living Reports
  • CNN Money: Calculate the cost of living in cities around the U.S.
  • homefair.com: Cost of Living in Different Cities
  • moneygeek.com/cost-of-living-calculator: Cost of living calculator. Compare statistics of up to 4 cities side-by-side; review demographics, cost of living & employment data simultaneously
  • moneygeek.com: Salary negotiations -A ten-step plan to negotiation, insight to the appropriate amount to ask for and the top mistakes that people make when asking for a raise.
  • salary.com: Salary guide

  • 20x200.com: Limited edition prints at low prices
  • adbase.com: Connect with art buyers, art directors, photo editors, and other industry contacts
  • agencyaccess.com: Promotional service for photographers and illustrators
  • ai-ap.com: Submit to American Illustration + American Photography Annuals
  • behance.net: Create an online portfolio and showcase your creative work professionally
  • blogger.com: Create a free blog
  • blurb.com: Create hard and soft cover books and portfolios
  • carbonmade.com: Create a free online portfolio
  • cgarena.com: Create a portfolio and search national & international job listings
  • detroitartistsmarket.org: Become a featured artist in the DAM Artist Database
  • deviantart.com: Create a personal web page, membership is free
  • dripbook.com: Promotional tools for professional visual creatives
  • foliosnap.com: Customizable, Editable Portfolio Websites for Creative People
  • format.com: A photography portfolio website that captures attention.
  • godaddy.com: Register your website domain name
  • hightail.com: File-sharing site (designed for client feedback)
  • illoz.com: An invitation only portfolio site for Illustrators
  • illustrationfriday.com: Weekly assignments with the opportunity to win and be featured
  • indexhibit.org: Web application used to build and maintain a website
  • livebooksedu.com: Photography website package, affordable for students
  • lulu.com: Create hard cover books, comic books and portfolios
  • otherpeoplespixels.com: Created by artists to help artists and students get their work online
  • overnightprints.com: Postcards, business cards and other marketing materials
  • resume.com: 100% free resume builder to make, save, print and share a professional resume in minutes. 
  • squarespace.com: all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence
  • theispot.com: Website for illustrators to market work cost effectively
  • viewbook.com: Create online portfolios and galleries
  • vimeo.com: Video sharing
  • wix.com: Make free web design in Flash website builder. Customize free Flash templates or make your own website.
  • wordpress.org: A free and open source blog publishing application
  • zety.com: Zety is a career site fueled by some of the best career experts and a community of 40 million readers a year.

  • AIGA Professional Practices in Graphic Design Publisher Allworth Press, Editor Tad Crawford
  • Artists Communities, A Directory of Residencies That Offer Time and Space for Creativity By the Alliance of Artists Communities, Published by Allworth Press
  • The Business of Being an Artist, Third Edition by Daniel Grant
  • Business and Legal Forms for Crafts by Tad Crawford
  • Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists by Tad Crawford
  • Business and Legal Forms for Industrial Designers by Tad Crawford, Eva Doman Bruck and Carl W. Battle
  • Confessions of a Recruiting Director - The Insider's Guide to Landing Your First Job by Brad Karsh
  • The Complete Guide to New York Art Galleries, Sixth Ed. by Renee Phillips
  • Designing a Digital Portfolio by Cynthia L. Baron
  • Fair Use, Free Use and Use by Permission. How to Handle Copyrights in All Media by Lee Wilson
  • Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 12th Edition, Graphic Artists Guild Handbook
  • Guide to Getting Arts Grants by Ellen Liberatori
  • How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul 5th ed. by Carol Michels
  • Inside the Business of Illustration by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman
  • The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting by Theo Stephan Williams
  • It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World's Best Selling Book by Paul Arden
  • Licensing Art 101, Third Edition: Publishing and Licensing Your Artwork for Profit by Michael Woodward
  • Pricing Photography by Michael Heron and David MacTavish
  • Shoot Me - Independent Filmmaking from Creative Concept to Rousing Release by Rocco Simonelli and Roy Frumkes
  • Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist by Cay Lang
  • Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers by Shel Perkins
  • Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide by Chris Gore

  • 99designs.com
  • agencyaccess.com: Promotional service for photographers and illustrators
  • The Business of Being an Artist, Third Edition by Daniel Grant
  • Business and Legal Forms for Crafts by Tad Crawford
  • Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists by Tad Crawford
  • Business and Legal Forms for Industrial Designers by Tad Crawford, Eva Doman Bruck and Carl W. Battle
  • Contract Terms and Conditions Reference for Product Design Consultants, www.apdf.org
  • copyright.gov: Copyright information
  • crowdspring.com: Freelance resource for designers, illustrators and photographers
  • Fair Use, Free Use and Use by Permission. How to Handle Copyrights in All Media by Lee Wilson
  • Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 12th Edition, Graphic Artists Guild Handbook
  • guru.com
  • gyst-ink.com: The business of art, getting your Sh*t together
  • How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul 5th ed. by Carol Michels
  • Inside the Business of Illustration by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman
  • The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting by Theo Stephan Williams
  • theispot.com: Website for illustrators to market work cost effectively
  • legalzoom.com: Trademarks, Copyright, Patents, Incorporation, LLC's and more
  • Licensing Art 101, Third Edition: Publishing and Licensing Your Artwork for Profit by Michael Woodward
  • lincnet.net: Health care information for artists, artist spaces and communities
  • Pricing Photography by Michael Heron and David MacTavish
  • toptal.com: Exclusive network of the top freelance software developers, designers, finance experts, product managers, and project managers in the world
  • upwork.com: Upwork is a great place to find more clients, and to run and grow your own freelance business.
  • zapplication.org: Resources for managing applications for art shows, festivals and fairs

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