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Graphic Design & Illustration

Internet Sites

50 Totally Free Lessons in Graphic Design Theory
Ranging from color theory to grid-based design, these intensive tutorials discuss the fundamentals of graphic design.
Artist's Market
The online site of the annual publications Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market and Photographer's Market, vital resources for any emerging artist, designer or photographer trying to establish a successful career.
Communication Arts Network
Directed toward both professional and student designers, this searchable online counterpart to Communication Arts magazine (the visual communication industry's largest international trade journal) features industry news, a showcase for new creative work, job listings, a place to post your resume, and entry forms for their six competitions.
Illustration: More About the Field
Provides a useful background and overview of the field of illustration and commercial art, with information about college preparation, programs of study, and possible career paths for trained artists. Also see their page about graphic design.
National Museum of American Illustration
Exhibiting original artworks from the "Golden Age of American Illustration" (1870-1965), this site features the works of illustration artists such as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, and Maxfield Parrish. Take a virtual tour of the collection and peruse selected images and biographies of over a dozen artists.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Graphic Designers
Learn about the work graphic designers do, the education and training involved, the salaries, about the work environment, and what job prospects look like for graphic designers in the years ahead. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Society of Illustrators
The Society of Illustrators is the only national institution devoted solely to the art of illustration. Find information on upcoming exhibitions, traveling shows, art schools, career guidance, and the Permanent Collection at the Society's Museum of American Illustration.

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