You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from arts and design majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent arts and design graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
Arts and Design
- Kimball International, Inc. - Interior Design positions
- Procter and Gamble-North American Talent Supply - Design positions
- Hoosier Woodworks
- Protokulture - Animation positions
- Theatre Communications Group - Graphic Design positions
- Allrecipes.com - Creative positions
- BCBG MAXAZRIA GROUP - Design positions
- BCBG MAXAZRIA GROUP - Photography positions
- 500 Level - Design positions
- Indiana University Auditorium - Design positions
- Lilt Boutique - Marketing & Photography positions
- Niche - Fashion Photography positions
- Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. - Advertising Creative Marketing positions
- Penguin Group (USA) Inc. - Designer positions
- Beneath the Tree International, Inc. - Teacher positions
- Abercrombie & Fitch Co. - Design positions
- Apprentice Force Inc. - Design positions
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington - Art positions
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that relate directly to arts and design fields. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled “careers,“ “jobs,“ “employment,“ or “opportunities.“
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results
- Arts Administration
- Arts Management
- Fine Art
- Applied Art
- Fashion Design
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- Tell me about your favorite project in a previous position.
- What is your definition of creativity? And how do you demonstrate and promote creativity personally, with colleagues, and with clients?
- What technical skills do you possess that make you a good fit for this job?
- How do you handle working with a challenging client?
- How do you communicate your goals or visions to others?
- Develop a cohesive body of work that showcases specific interests or skills.
- Create an online portfolio that showcases your best work. Some online portfolio sites to explore include www.behance.net, www.flavors.me, and www.cargocollective.com.
- Practice your interviewing skills. It’s important to speak clearly and concisely about the work in your portfolio.