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May 12, 2009 by  
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How do I transition into a graphic design career?

I currently considering a four year degree in graphic design. I am artistically talented and I have two solid years of foundational art/illustration courses from Ringling School of Art & Design. I also have a marketing background with exposure to CRM, online media, and web analytics tracking.

Does anyone have thoughts on transitioning into the graphic design field?

Well my thoughts are, you sound like you have some background already. Therefore a time consuming 4 year degree program would not benefit you that much. Your question is a little general, and does not list a specific weakness, so it’s hard to diagnose exactly.

In case you don’t already know, you’ll want to learn what design really is by doing some research online.

I’d say pick an area of graphic design that you want to do, like web, identity, illustration, advertising, etc. and build a portfolio of about 10-15 pieces in that area. That may mean getting jobs yourself off of Craigslist, or your local newspaper. It may mean learning various software like Photoshop and Illustrator if you don’t already know them.

Do you want to work alone? In an agency? Full time, part time or contract?

You might want to build some self-promotion pieces and send them out to various companies. (Go to your local library and get Mary Cox’s 2008 Artist and Graphic Designer’s Market for a huge list, and some good tips).

Best of luck.

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