I was thinking about how many designers and creative people I know who don’t know what websites to use to look for freelance work, full time work and so on and decided the best thing I could do to help (and easier then linking them every time they ask me) is to post a blog with the 10 top ones I like! Hopefully this helps you in finding work, inspiring you, and gives you a community you can go to when you need help or inspiration. Enjoy!
1) Creative Hotlist
Creative Hotlist is not only a job site for the creative community, but has a search engine and helps users find companies, individuals and resources for the creative marketplace, such as job opportunities, creative services, artists, designers, printers and more.
Extremely simple idea. A client posts a job where designers submit their work to if they are interested and the top 5 are awarded cash prizes. The client will also pick a winner who will be awarded the full prize and their work possibly being used. Whats nice about this website is the clients interact and give feedback to submitted work.
An online network to showcase and discover creative work. The idea is for clients to access online portfolios of creative work and contact whomever they are interested in on a global level. Behance also distributes work to other online galleries to maximize exposure for top talent.
DesignCrowd is a graphic design online marketplace where clients can access thousands of designers, freelancers and design studios from across the globe.
Known as one of the most successful magazines for creative professionals, Smashing Magazine includes Smashing Jobs, a job board that helps you find the perfect person for your job opening.
The Creative Group specializes in placing creative, advertising, marketing, web and public relations professionals in a variety of firms.
Started by designers and still run by designers, Coroflot is a website filled with the largest, most diverse and most established pool of professional creative portfolios in the world. Submit your portfolio without an invite, membership requirement, and application process. If looking for inspiration, the community is filled with incredible talent can help.
Design: related is a community site filled with portfolios, inspiration and news tools that bring together creative people from the design and art world. Its a website for networking, sharing ideas and thoughts, posting an online portfolio and finding job opportunities.
Most designers have heard of AIGA before. A great resource for finding the right job if you are an AIGA member.
Krop is one of the most well known websites to find graphic design jobs. Top agencies and design studios use this website to find creative people.