Has any employer you've ever worked at cared about whether or not you took any design higher education? Also general advice for this career path thread
Advice is like pennies everyones got several, it's all about the effort you put in. I majored in Graphics Design and after three years I'm the Lead Designer for a corporation. Agency work is really fast paced compared to corporate design (adhere to style guides, make sure everything is in line with the companies identity). Just do it man.
i took a 2 year course in graphic design after giving up in comp sci. Im working as a graphic production artist at a screen printing company. Its pretty easy, but its steady as a 9-5, theres a few times where I get to input my design skills but technique wise its really upped my understanding of vector based art and composition. Especially when I dig through other peoples files and see how they created stuff (usually like retards).
My employer just asked if I had graduated and I said yes, he didnt even ask to see any credentials. But I had a connection from the inside. Moral of the story is make connections, thats the a big reason people go to college it seems.
I need advice:
I started Graphic Design this year, but what I really want to do is work as a concept artist/digital illustration, will it be easy for me to do both things or are they radically different?
Did I do good choosing gd over traditional art school?
My goal is also concept art and illustration. I'm currently working full time as UI/UX designer after graduating Comp Sci. From other's experience with art school, I would suggest you avoid anything art degree and just focus on technical.
> inb4 STEMfag
I'm not even kidding, I know so many art and animation graduates in 10x debt compared to me and still can't even find a burger flipping job.
If you're really dedicated to art you can do it on the side. The reason I got my job is due to my superior technical background and the fact that I have proven myself to be a creative designer in my portfolio. I can't speak for design school though, but if you have the passion for it nothing is stopping you from learning art and design and still study a degree that won't get you laughed at.