Online Art & Design Resources (Networks, Publications, Consultancies)
Art Director's Club : this international creative collective supports a range of initiatives including DesignismConnects teaming up with Idealist to foster social change through design.
Behance : www.behance.net : provides approved designers and artists an opportunity to display their work and be part of the reputable behance community.
Core 77 : www.core77.com : publication and design resource. Cool Hunting : www.coolhunting.com : write-ups of the newest in visual culture and music from all over the world. The Cool Hunter : www.thecoolhunter.net : similarly cool.
Design21 Social Design Network : www.design21sdn.com : website dedicated to inspiring social activism through design, hosting weekly design competitions for products with part of proceeds going to sponsor charities.
Dexigner : www.dexigner.com : design resource for current news, competitions, and links; useful and relevant design directory.
frog Design Mind : www.frogdesign.com : "global innovation firm" and important resource for new design news and ideas.
NextDesign Leadership Institute : www.www.nextd.org : organization fostering variety of projects including, NextD Journal/ ReReThinking Design and the NextD Initiative.
Nussbaum on Design (via Newsweek) : design, innovation, business blog and brilliant resource by Bruce Nussbaum.
PSFK : www.psfk.com : an ideas portal spotting cultural, social, and visual trends.
[re]design : www.redesigndesign.org : eco-friendly design resource; “a social enterprise that propagates sustainable actions through design”.
Design Discipline Organizations
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) : www.aiga.org
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA)