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- 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.
- Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington - A non-profit organization dedicated to advocating professionalism in the field of visual communications.
- Communication Arts - The premier source of inspiration for everyone involved in visual communication.
- Design Observer- A design education from the top designers of our day in every visit.
- Graphic Competitions- As the name suggests, a site 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
- Animation Physics- A site about creating believable animation.
- Animation Tips and Tricks- The name explains the site.
- Art of the Title- A great repository of motion picture title sequences.
- The Association of the Moving Image Archivists- A site dedicated to the preservation of the moving image.
- CG Society - The society of digital artists.
- Motionographer- A blog devoted to design in motion.
- Pencil Test Depot- Animation in the raw.
- SIGGRAPH - The professional organization for animators and 3D modelers.
- 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.
- 100 Years of Illustration and Design- Big collection of illustration and design.
- American Art Archive- The site isn't pretty, but the vintage illustration is vast.
- Ape on the Moon- Contemporary illustration with an international flavor.
- The Comic Journal - Keeping current with comics.
- Kalman Blogs- Renown illustrator Maria Kalman's witty illustrations and observations.
- Today's Inspiration - Site focused on vintage illustration.