Thinking about jobs after you graduate? The “2013 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market” is a great resource for planning ahead. Basically, this book is a reference of companies. It tells you the company, the address, who to contact, how you should contact them, what you should send them, how many others usually contact them, if they’re hiring full time or freelance, and some tips on what they’re looking for. The listed markets are galleries, magazines, book publishers, greeting cards, posters & prints, advertising, cartoon, artist’s representatives, air fairs, contests, and workshops. Also, in the beginning of the book, there are essays about making contracts, promoting your work, copyright rules, taxes, and more.
A new volume should be coming out soon. Here is if you’re interested in learning more!