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  • Confused after 12th, Want to become a graphic designer...need help...

    Hi, I live in India and I appeared for 12th standard board exams ( results are still to be announced, I am average in studies about 80% good ) I was a science side student with Biology, Chemistry and Physics as my subjects (no maths). Initially I was having a target in medical sciences, but a deep interest in graphic design since 5 years. Now I want to become a Full Time Graphic Designer, but I don't know what to do now? how to do it? I need Guidance to and support from all of you respected members. In my country becoming graphic designer is tough and very rare, thus there is a less number of worthy institutes, and the fees is beyond budget, even for a diploma course. Some people told me that only the works and portfolio matters and degree like B.SC or B.A in any subject is helpful in getting jobs. While some advised that degree in Graphic Design is must, which is very difficult to obtain in my case. However I had done a simple certificate course in Graphic Design when I was in 8th standard and I love to design, I just can't leave it, please help me finding the right way, I will be very grateful to you.
    Thank you.

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      This is a great question that I hear a lot,

      My advice to you is to think of graphic design as a life style. Don't think of it just as a job or a career because it really is more then that. It takes dedication and daily practice to sharpen your skills but is extremely rewarding.

      The best place to start is to grab a dot grid sketch pad, a comfy pencil, and a micron pen. Just look around you, draw what you see, logos, shapes, scenes. This are key elements to design and as you study them you will figure out how you personally will use them.

      Also just jump into it. Formal training is great but we aren't all blessed with it. Design is about finding a community to collaborate with (like your doing now).

      Make up a project and just give if a go!

      Best of luck,
      Kevin

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