For the most part, commercial art is not your usual 9-to-5 job. Neither is finding work a simiple matter of submitting a resume and waiting for the phone to ring.
Commercial artists, especially illustrators, start out as freelancers and -- depending upon their specialization -- may want to join art guilds, professional clubs or art associations to increase their chances for finding work or discovering where the next job might be waiting.
As with most other industries today, finding work mainly depends on strong networking skills and plain old-fashioned "schmoozing" to discover your next gig.
Meanwhile, online resources are a great way to kick-off a great career in commercial art.
Juat up ahead, browse some of the best online resources to search for hundreds of available positions for art directors, graphic
designers, photographers, illustrators, and animators in the U.S.
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