Life Design Internship

Career Exploration for Illustrators, Designers and Art Teachers

Young Artists encourage each other

Underground Art School is a magazine and website advocating the work of art students, recent grads, and young professional artists. We focus on supporting the individual process of creation on a personal and professional level. Our goal is to help enrolled art students get the most out of their education and to help young professionals start their creative career.

Each zine in this series has a different theme


Tell your own story in a charming way

Rated R


We Love To Illustrate for Children

Fun participatory community. Share illustrations, coloring pages, and other fun activities, geared towards children and the children’s publishing market.


One illustrator builds and empire! Go Monster engine

The monster engine brings kids drawings to life.


Tina Roth Eisenberg is seriously inspiring

Check out this pod cast of my favorite swissmiss!


Self-Promotion Ideas for Artists

list of self-promotion ideas.

Click over to see this good list from Leah Virsik


Get noticed! Artists and Designers

Top 10 reasons to present at Pecha Kucha SF

  1. Get the thrill of karaoke without exposing our horrible singing skills.
  2. For 6 minutes and 40 seconds, you will finally be listened to.
  3. Easiest way to amass a set of design groupies
  4. It’s a great way to find like-minded geniuses like yourself
  5. Consider it less fatal than a jury of your peers plus there’s beer!
  6. Prove you CAN do something pleasurable non-stop for 7 minutes.
  7. First step to your own reality TV show.
  8. Hang your brilliance out for that talent scout to see.
  9. Boost your google search results – a lot!
  10. You can be someone else’s inspiration – you’re more amazing than you think.
we are currently accepting new presenters. contact us at

Next Pecha Kucha SF is on October 27 at 330 Ritch, SF!


Artists have the power to make businesses that matter

Dr. Michelli distills the Starbucks Experience into five key business principles as follows:

  1. Make it your own
  2. Everything matters
  3. Surprise and delight
  4. Embrace resistance
  5. Leave your mark

Starbucks has been successful with this formula. How can you use these principles in building your career?


Designers love the Chronicle Books Blog

A forum for our authors, all of us here at Chronicle, and you, our
readers, to share our thoughts on more than just books. It’s about
the images, the people, and the experiences that inspire us all,
every day, to do what we love. So post a comment, send us a link,
and join the conversation.

Here’s where the best designers hang out!


Designers and Illustrators Secret Directory

Make a book. Make a difference.

Whatever you do to make the world a better place, a book can spread your message and support your cause. Joining Blurb for Good enables you to set the price for your book and keep 100% of the profit for your cause. Use Blurb BookShow™ to promote your book online. And we’ll help you get the word out by featuring your book in Blurb’s bookstore. We’ll also handle all the back end stuff, from fulfilling orders to tracking sales to sending checks or payments via PayPal. If you qualify, we’ll even pitch in with a charitable contribution for every book you sell. It’s the ultimate win-win-win. For you, your cause, and people who want to help

Be creative about ways that people can be inspired by your work!