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Illustration: Professional Information

Professional Societies & Organizations

Society of Illustrators - Founded in 1901, this is the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. Notable Society members have included N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among many others.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - This is the international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators - The GNSI supports all types of visual communicators working in the natural sciences.

Association of Medical Illustrators - The Association of Medical Illustrators furthers the use of visual media to advance life sciences, medicine, and healthcare through a worldwide network of specialized interdisciplinary professionals.

LinkedIn Learning & Autodesk

LinkedIn Creative library - contains the world’s largest collection of tools and skills for creative, design, and engineering professionals. Educational videos cover a diverse range of topics, including graphic design, UX, video, photography, 3D, audio and music, architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and more.

AutoDesk - open an account for free (CCS students only) and gain access to software programs such as Inventor, Autocad, Maya, 3D Max, Tinkercad, and more. Go to Login (top) and establish your CCS account. 


Katerina's Wish by Zohar Lazar, 2012
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