Okay, so I really haven't posted anything here besides these links. I was hoping to share some of the frequently asked questions I've fielded over the years, but I have yet to dig any of them out of my morass of emails. In the meantime, if anyone out there is really reading this, and if you have any industry-related questions I might be able to answer, feel free to comment or shoot me an email and I'll post answers as I can. (I can use the kick in the ass!)


I've been fortunate enough to speak at a number of design schools, universities and industry events. Here I will try to collect and share industry resources for students and aspiring professionals, as well as bits of advice, FAQs, and postings relating to my lectures and visits. Feel free to chime in with questions or other recommendations and I'll do my best to answer what I can.

Here are a few game, vfx and animation industry links I recently skimmed off the top of the web, including organizations, company listings, job boards, salaries, career advice and so on. They are not in any particular order and some may be outdated. I'll try to add more useful links as I come across them.



More Animation links:

Animation World Magazine
Animation Education Links
Animation Magazine Industry Directory - AMID
Animation Magazine | The Business, Technology & Art of Animation
Animation World Network, the Hub of Animation on the Internet
Animated News
Coming Soon Animation
Big Cartoon DataBase- A List of Animation Classics!
The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE
Cartoon Brew
ASIFA - San Francisco
Women In Animation
Official website - International Animated Film Festival and Market
Animation Meat
Animation Meat
Animation Meat
Animation Meat
Animation Meat
Women in the Animation Industry--Some Thoughts
Frames Per Second magazine
fps: Animation Links
AFCA - english
Animation Mentor
Animation Magazine | The Business, Technology & Art of Animation
Nicktoons Network
Welcome to!
DigitalFish Animation Tools

CG Resources:

Visual Effects Society
VFXY - Your Gateway to Visual Effects
2-pop forums: Viewing list of forums
CG Explorer: CGI Animation, Visual Arts and Visual Effects Resources
Digital Animators - Animation news, tutorials, features
Resources — Home Page
3D Artists
Computer Graphics World
3D World

Industry Job Postings:

Gamasutra - Jobs
Career Connections Talent Pool - Job Listings - browse jobs
Communications Job Board Arts, Entertainment & Gaming Jobs in California - Search Arts, Entertainment & Gaming Jobs in California
ArtCareer.Net - The Art Job Site that helps you manage your career in the visual arts
Creative Hotlist: Job Searches, Portfolios and Recruiting for Graphic and Web Designers, Writers, Photographers and Illustrators
GDC | Community | Job Board
Bay Area Video Coalition : Forum and Jobs
Search For Jobs
san francisco bay area web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds and want ads - craigslist
Artisan Creative: Jobs in San Francisco Area
Indeed | one search. all jobs. | Jobs in the Video & Computer Gaming Industry | Jobs in the Video & Computer Gaming Industry
Digital Media Net's - Find Your Next Job in our Career Center
ArtCareer.Net - The Art Job Site that helps you manage your career in the visual arts
ArtCareer.Net Search Visual Arts Jobs - Video Game Jobs, Animation Jobs, VFX Jobs, TV & Film Jobs, Software Jobs
Highend Careers - Video Game Jobs, Animation Jobs, VFX Jobs, TV & Film Jobs, Software Jobs, a comprehensive listing of career and employment opportunities
3D Artists - Job Center
Jobs // - Game Jobs - Find a Job in the Game Industry
Computer Animation Job Sites
Graphic Designer Forums Talk :: View Forum - Design Jobs Search
Game Design and Game Programming: Game Industry Jobs
Next Generation - Interactive Entertainment Today, Video Game and Industry News - Industry Jobs
casual game industry Jobs | Jobster
Game Designer : Latest Game Industry Jobs
Gaming Industry Jobs - Games++
The AWN Career Connections
The AWN Career Connections
Entertainment Jobs - Entertainment Jobs and Internships at Entertainment Careers.Net
Get A Reel Job - Entertainment Careers.Net
Jobs for Artists and Writers - Artist Resource
Design Directory. Top San Francisco graphic design firms, San Francisco web designers and design freelancers.
Browse by category: Top > Employment > Job Listings - Page 1

Company Directories:

AWN's Animation Industry Database
AWN's Animation Industry Database -- RESOURCES: Start your search for your new job here!
3D Artists - Links - Production Houses
All // Company Directory //

Recruiters/Headhunters/Talent Agencies:
Games Recruit
greenlightjobs - jobs in entertainment, production, animation, video games, technical, creative careers
Aquent Game Jobs, Entertainment Recruiting, and Business Services
Animation agents


Working in Animation - Skillset
Computer Games - Skillset
Animation - Skillset
Industry Overview - Skillset - For Beginners - Game Dictionary - Articles and Resources
Video Game Design Information
3D Computer Animation Information -- FEATURES: Read up on articles that can help you get your next job! -- FILM/VIDEO DICTIONARY: Browse through the a-z of film/video term listings!
Animator 411
Animators and Animation Artists
Digital Dictionary, Computer Graphic Definitions and Terms
ArtJob - Related Sites
Jobs at Big Huge Games -- THE JOB HUNT: Find out how you can get into the entertainment field! -- INTERNSHIPS: Find out about interships and who offers them!
Animation World Magazine
Animation World Magazine
Job Hunting for Artists - Artist Resource

Local 839 Weekly Minimums, 8/4/2002-7/31/2003
JobStar--Salary Info Index
Art Careers, Art Salaries, Art Jobs
Artist Salaries - Art Director Salary, Fashion Designer Salary, Graphic Designer Salary, Interior Designer Salary, Photographer Salary...
PayScale - Graphic Artist / Designer Salary, Average Salaries
Game Design Salaries
Video Game Salary
Negotiating for Your Best Salary in the Game Industry > Everything Is Negotiable

GraphicDesign/Illustration Resources

Graphic Artists Guild
Northern California Graphic Artists Guild
GRAPHIC DESIGN FORUMS: Web Design Message Boards : Graphics Software Discussions Community
AIGA SF: The Professional Association for Design
Northern California Graphic Artists Guild
Home : Society of Illustrators
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Colossal Directory of Children's Publishers Submission Guidelines for Childrens Writers and Illustrators
Graphic Design Jobs & Jobsites : Freelance Graphic Design & Contract Work, Projects, & Web Design Employment
Graphic Design Jobs & Jobsites : Freelance Graphic Design & Contract Work, Projects, & Web Design Employment
Jobs for Artists and Writers - Artist Resource
Graphic Design Information


Art News - / World Wide Arts Resources - Artist / Gallery Portfolios, International Art News
Art Business: Appraisal, Appraiser, Prices, Broker, Consultant, News, Marketing - original fine art & resources for artists Art
ArtNetwork:teaching artists the fine art of marketing.
Links to art resources, art world professionals, consultants, licensing agents, leads to sell art