When someone has an interest in art and design as a career path the idea of a “starving artist” may cause a re-evaluation of possible career options. A career in graphic design is as respectable as any other career path and will allow a creative individual to put their passion to use. 

A student looking to gain more insight in a career in design is not alone. There are groups and organizations that are out there to help. There are local organizations that a student can get involved with and national organizations that work with different cities and smaller groups across the states. They are designed to help develop design skills, provide mentoring, support, creative outlets, job training, and will add experience to a resume.

Below are a list of organizations nation wide. Find one in your area!


Did I miss an organization you know about? Please reach out and let me know about it.

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