This week officially marks the end of my first year of going back to college. Back in January, I blogged about my decision to go back to college. This choice wasn’t the easiest to make. My emotions were all over the place, and I feared the unknown probability of becoming successful after starting courses.
I have seen a post making the rounds online. The purpose of the post is to help people find free or cost-effective alternatives to the higher priced design and art programs.
Here’s the deal I’m going back to college.
Back in 2014, I thought I would never want to go back to college. A simple assumption based on the mentality I was happy to be done with juggling work and classes. It took two years to come to this decision. During those two years, I attempted to learn more skills on my own and through online services. I lacked the motivation and understanding to follow along loosely created programs. While still desiring to improve my skill set I settled on the idea to get an associate degree in web design (AAS).
Being a graphic designer also means understanding your field and competition are forever evolving. If I can leave one thing with fellow and future designers it would be; don’t get comfortable on a plateau. No, seriously you should be on a constant drive to improve or learn.
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These tips are for people who are interested in working in-house.
You know the struggle to get a job but you need a job for experience? The graphic design field is notorious for requiring a few years of experience before hiring someone. Below you will find a list of three methods to obtain design experience.