Checking with non profits and churches is something I haven't thought of. I would really love doing that too especially if it was for a cause I care about. I definitely want to get involved with volunteering. I should check my university's job board again too, it's been awhile. I definitely will search for a receptionist kind of job soon if I can't find something in graphic design. I've worked as a receptionist several times so if all else fails that would be better than most other jobs I could get. My husband just signed the papers to officially get out of the military and he's working at the same base for the next year. It's been kind of a nightmare for him since he joined. He's planning to use his GI bill to go to college so the only thing we need is for me to be making enough money, hence my freaking out about finding a job that will provide for us. Worst case he could get a civilian job in his trade but he hates what he does. Plus he has the opportunity to go to college for free!! I don't want him to miss out on that because I couldn't find a job. But thanks for the advice, I hadn't thought of a couple of those things. I appreciate it!See if you can find contractor / part time gigs.
Also some graphic design (depending on what you're talking about) might be something you can do remotely -- web-based probably, physical storyboards no.
Here are a few ideas:
Does your college/university have an alumni center or job placement service? Or were there any internship opportunities listed on the departmental bulletin boards?
Check with local churches or civic organizations, maybe even non-profits. See if you can do informational interviews, or offer to intern.
This will give you experience and contacts, and will help by showing something relevant on your resume.
See if you can find receptionist/admin where you have to help update customer lists online or something a wee-bit-closer to graphic design than a sales rep. (Shudders.) I don't think most INFPs were cut out to be sale people.
One other idea, off the wall, and ABSOLUTELY not meaning to pry.
Is there any possibility your husband could re-enlist, and get a signing bonus? I have heard that some parts of the Armed Forces are really trying to reduce turnover. (OTOH, some branches are trying to cut out all mid-level personnel so there are large reductions-in-force...I don't know which situation you're in.)
Or, is there the possibility of your husband being reassigned to a new duty area where the job prospects are better for you?