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Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Here is a list of various professional organizations and links of interests. Take some time to comb the professional sites and societies for job opportunities.

General design

  • Adobe Kuler - A site devoted to creating great color combinations.
  • AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts, the professional association for design.
  • AIGA's DesignEnvy - A must visit site: designers you should know being playful, insightful, sometime irreverent, and always informative.
  • AIGA: What is Graphic Design? - The AIGA answers the question.
  • AIGA: Find a local chapter - Find one of the over sixty chapters nationwide.
  • AIGA Blue Ridge - Web presence for AIGA West Virginia and western Maryland.
  • AIGA Hampton Roads - Web presence for AIGA for coastal Virginia.
  • AIGA Raleigh - Web presence for AIGA Raleigh.
  • AIGA Richmond - Web presence for AIGA Richmond
  • AIGA Triad - Web presence for AIGA for Winston - Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and other nearby towns.
  • AIGA Washington - Web presence for AIGA Washington D.C.
  • Communication Arts - The premier source of inspiration for everyone involved in visual communication.
  • Design Observer - Each visit is a design education from the top designers of our day.
  • Graphic Competitions - As its name suggests, this site is devoted to current design competitions, including those just for student designers.
  • I Love Typography - A site devoted to the love of fine typography.
  • Lynda.com - Offers the most complete variety of software tutorials by subscription.
  • Type Directors Club - The premier typographic organization in the U.S. This link will take you to the student membership page.

Animation and 3D

Web specific

  • Sitepoint - A great help site for web developers, beginning to advanced.
  • W3.org - The organization that sets the standards for the web.
  • W3 Schools - Site of web building tutorials.