November 7, 2006

Get a box!!


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

Blick Art & Craft
Fairdale Shoppes
2389 Fairview Ave.
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-2818

Blick Art Materials
Yorktown Mall
3509 Hazelton Road
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 831-6061

Fastportfolio Online

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...

Good luck,


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.

Good luck.


February 7, 2006

Career Center

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.


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

ULINE Supply

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.


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


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 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 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.