On our website you'll find career information on graphic design employment. There are tutorials covering the basics of graphic design which demonstrate the essential skills required before landing your first graphic design job.
Already up to speed? Great! Below you'll find some great graphic design job websites with live listings from all sorts of sources. There are corporate graphic design jobs, freelance opportunities as well as jobs in graphic design firms.
Finding the right kind of graphic design employment can be an exciting time. Whether or not there are a large selection of jobs to consider, it's a good idea to find out as much as possible about any prospective employer. The more you know about the company, it's main area of expertise and the kind of clients they target, the better you can prepare for a possible interview - and prior to that you can tailor your resume and portfolio accordingly.
And you obviously want to make sure it's the kind of company you want to work for! Naturally most of what you need can be gleaned from the internet. If the studio has an online portfolio it'll give you a good idea about whether or not your style and skills will be suited to the position.
You might need to prepare yourself for a graphic design test. Generally this will involve completing a relatively simple, routine task (or at least it would be simple and routine as far as the prospective employer is concerned). Speaking for myself, the kind of test that I would set would not be anything too creatively demanding - it would be more likely to involve the setup of an InDesign document for an existing client and the layout and press-preparation of an advert, leaflet or some other item. The purpose of such a test would be to determine how capable the candidate is with respect to the following skills:
That's what this website is all about - if you're familiar with most of the above, you'll be fine. Best of luck!
Below are a number of job sites that you might find useful - let us know if you'd like to see your favourite added to the list.