Where to find entry-level design jobs?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bntz313, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    I was just wondering where I could find entry level design jobs, I've been checking craigslist, but really wanted to fin somewhere else.

  2. panoz7 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2005
    Raleigh, NC
    Are you an AIGA member? It's a bit expensive if you're not a student but it's a good way to find jobs.

    My college sends out job related emails almost everyday. If you're in school their might be a similar resource available.
  3. usclaneyj macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005


    check those out. they specialize in creative professionals listings. you can refine your searches to specify entry-level positions.
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    Think about working for a printer instead of a design firm.

    Upside: You'll learn both prepress and have an opportunity to do design.

    Downside: You'll have to handle a lot of crappy files submitted by others.

    However, the exposure to those submitted files will give you a thorough understanding of what works, what doesn't and how to construct rock-solid design that prints well.

    Of course, if working for a printer is below you... because you are a designer, than I can dig it. I guess it depends on how bad you need the work.
  5. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y

    All of the above are great suggestions, but the easiest, most effective way to get an awesome job is to "know someone." Sucks, but it's true. All of my "creative pro" friends get work through knowing the right people. Not saying you can't if you don't, but it helps. Alot.

    That being said, craigslist is largely useless. Unless you want to work for free, with "prospect of paid work in the near future".....

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