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Graphic Design Career Resources

Bierut and Millman at HOW 08Careers in Graphic Design
Our graduates from the graphic design program can find work in galleries, museums, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or opt to continue their educational training in graduate school after which they can teach at the collegiate level or pursue a living as a free-lance designer. These designers can find jobs as:

  • printed communication designers
  • publication designers
  • typographers
  • visual identity designers
  • computer interface designers
  • promotional designers
  • advertising designers
  • audio-visual graphics designers
  • product graphics designers
  • package designers
  • point of purchase designers
  • exhibit designers
  • broadcast designers
  • environmental designers
  • wayfinding designers

Some organizations that typically employ graphic design majors include:

  • design firms
  • advertising firms
  • hospitals
  • educational institutions
  • museums and galleries
  • publishing companies

Design Resources & Job Postings
AIGA Design Jobs: www.aiga.org/jobs
Aquent
Artist Resources: http://www.artistresource.org/jobhunt.htm
College Art Association: http://www.collegeart.org/careers/
Columbus Society of Communicating Arts
Communication Arts Magazine Design Jobs: www.commarts.com
Creative Hotlist
Design Observer
HOW Magazine: www.howdesign.com/jobpostings
MonsterTRAK: www.monstertrak.com
University & College Designers Association: https://www.ucda.com/

Career Planning Links
Career Alternatives for Art Majors: www.nd.edu/~crosenbe/jobs.html
Career Find-O-Rama (see animator, architect, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, printer): www.review.com
Creative Group: https://www.roberthalf.com/creativegroup
Professional Specialty Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook) (includes designers, photographers, and visual artists): http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/home.htm

Professional Association Links
AIGA/The Professional Association for Design: www.aiga.org
Association of Professional Design Firms: www.apdf.org
Broadcast Designers Association: www.bdaonline.org
The Color Association of the United States
Color Marketing Group
Columbus Society of Communicating Arts: www.cscarts.org
Design Management Institute: www.dmi.org
Graphic Artists Guild
International Council of Graphic Design Associations: www.icograda.org/
Society for Environmental Graphic Design: www.segd.org
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada: www.gdc.net
Society for News Design: www.snd.org
Society of Publication Designers: www.spd.org
Type Director’s Club: www.tdc.org
University & College Designers Association: https://www.ucda.com/

Department of Art & Design

Ann Hood

419-772-2160
b-hood@onu.edu
Wilson Art Building
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed