Book designer B., soon moving to New York, wrote today to inquire,
- How do you find design jobs?
- How do you find out about groups to join for discussing design, books, etc., and for going with to conferences/seminars/talks?
- What are your favorite sites for knowing when design-related things are happening?
I get asked this first question every few months, and perhaps you do, too. My answer is always something along the lines of—
I also sometimes recommend that people contact the Lynne Palmer agency, which is a headhunter specifically for book publishing. I’ve never gotten a job through them, except through the power of Magical Thinking—whenever I contact them, I get offered a job by someone else—but I do know that they get cool listings that you will not find online.
For the second and third questions, I have no idea. I skim so many design blogs’ RSS feeds that if something worthwhile is going on, I assume I’ll get wind of it. But maybe I’ve been missing out on all the fun. Are you all going to events and not inviting me?
Please discuss. Tips on entering design communities in other locales also very welcome.