It's tough out there to say the least, but I wanted to share some cool sites with you guys that can maybe help in finding either a full time job or contract work. Who couldn't use a little extra cash especially if you're a designer (all types), artisan, craftsman, or any other type of creative. Please read on and share. Let's get some people connected with great art and you some extra cash.
Just this morning, I logged into my Custommade.com account to see what leather making jobs were available. Right now, there are listings of folks needing custom made engagement and wedding rings, so jewelry designers out there... check it out! Someone may fall in love with your style of design. This site also connects customers with ALL types of crafters, artisans and designers out there and there are plenty of one of a kind gifts to be found.
The majority of the sites below do want you to create an online profile (which is time suck and a pain to do for each site), but it could land you a sweet gig and pay off in the long run. Here is a list of other sites you should definitely check out:
Jobbatical // Ever wanted to work in a different country? Now could be your chance. New jobs are posted all the time.
DESIGNLOVEFEST // I've followed Bri Emery's blog for a very long time. She always has the best style and design posts and is now posting design jobs. Most of them are on the west coast, but if that is where you aspire to be, then check it out.
The Creative Coast // The Creative Coast is a organization based in Savannah, GA. If you're local to the low country area or are looking to move here, then check out their ever changing job board.
Behance // Behance is an "online platform to showcase & discover creative work" and is also a part of the Adobe family. They have a pretty sweet job list if you're looking for a career or even freelance work.
Coroflot // This site has always been a favorite of mine for job searching. Not only can you find design jobs, but there are also retail creative positions such as visual merchandising, photo-styling and the like.
This is just a small round-up of creative job sites. Creative Hotlist, Krop, AIGA (the professional association for design) are among some other great sites to peruse through in addition to the usual Indeed and LinkedIn sites. If you grow weary of the search and need a break, sign up with Hired, where companies can find you.