iab wrote:Will anyone on these boards claim they learned more in their 4 years of college than they did in the first year of their job? So why exactly is learning on the job worse than getting a BS, BA or BFA?
Oh for sure. I think school just gets you ready for your real education.
You are right and I should clarify. Not saying it can't be done, I just feel like I can't recommend it based on the probability of getting a traditional design job. If that is not your goal, have at it. I have a young guy here who came in through brand management but I realized that at night he was doing graffiti and what paste street art. We encouraged him to bring that into the office and in addition to brand management he has done social media, marketing graphics, web design, and packaging design. So we utilize him as a bit of a hybrid clutch player. He mainly has gone back to brand management but at least I know he can make a killer point and I don't have to have one of our graphic designers redo it.
anyway, it is all possible, but I think you need to begin with the end in mind. OP, what job do you want and what is the path that is most likely to guarantee success that is viable given your situation... in essence, this is a design problem.