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November 7, 2006

Get a box!!

Everyone,

I only had a few of you show up with a portfolio case last week. You do plan on having something to put boards in at the end of the semester right? Below are a few places to think about:

Penco Graphic Supply
(612) 333-3330
718 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
http://www.artsuppliesonline.com/

Blick Art & Craft
Fairdale Shoppes
2389 Fairview Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-2818
http://www.dickblick.com/zz151/21/

Blick Art Materials
Yorktown Mall
3509 Hazelton Road
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 831-6061
http://www.dickblick.com/zz151/21/

Fastportfolio Online
http://www.fastportfolio.com/store/portcases.html

Some of these options are expensive so remember to bargin hunt. Places like Ax-man, the Goodwill, Salvation Army, and the local hardware store may have options as well if you are creative.

Sort of interesting read...
http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/freelance/a/portfolio_4.htm

Good luck,

Grant

February 16, 2006

Jobs In The US

Here is a link to a great site to start searching for design jobs around the country...if you plan to move that is. Remember if you are interested in a city, you could use this to start reseaching firms in those areas that are hiring.

http://www.creativehotlist.com/index.asp

Good luck.

Grant

February 7, 2006

Career Center

http://www.stpaulcareers.umn.edu/

Don't forget to use this on campus resource. They want to help.

Free Aquent Resources

Aquent (a staffing agency) has a page of interesting videos and resources that you should view in you free time. The annual survey of design salaries is located here as well. Check it out.

http://marcom.aquent.com/FreeTools/index.html

HOW

http://www.howdesign.com/

Every year the put out a self-promo issue. I will bring a few to class to look at. A great resource for design trends...at entry level pace.

ULINE Supply

http://www.uline.com/

Here is a great resource for packaging and bubble wrap. You can sign up at the website to get a catalog delivered to you...its a great idea generator.

MIMA

http://www.mima.org/

For those of you interested in interactive...these people are key.
They put on a number of events as well.

Tyro3

Tyro3, the best collection of local firms ever.

When I was a senior in school AIGA had a resource page with links to firms around town. That no-longer exists ...never fear Tyro3 is here. After AIGA took that page away 3 of us at the U (katie kirk, jeff hoehn and myself) started www.tyro3.com. It remains a staple as a one stop place for links to design firms and ad agencies in town. Check out the lodge when you get some time to surf.

I am now the only remaining person who currently updates the links or adds firms...so some of them are out dated. I will try to get them all current as soon as I get a spare hour or two. Anyway, have fun surfing. Also, if you have suggestion on improvements for this site, please post a comment at this Blog. Thanks.

Please comment in this area to post more resources as well.

Grant