This is a topic that’s been touched on multiple times on this subreddit, but it’s hard to find something that answers all my questions.
A little background about me. I’m 22 years old and went to college for a 3 semesters. Honestly I left because I went to hang out with friends and hated school. I just couldn’t stand it. The traditional classroom is no way for me to learn.
That being said finding a path to a job has been somewhat challenging for me. I know I want to work in a creative atmosphere. I’ve found I’ve enjoyed myself the most when I’ve done something like photography or video editing. I want to extend this and focus mostly on graphic design because I like to think I have an eye for it, just not the knowledge on how to create anything.
As I said I hate school but want to work in this industry. I am often left disheartened when I read a lot of things saying a degree is absolutely necessary. So I guess my question is mostly for the self learner’s. What do you believe led you to finding work in graphic design, despite being in competition with people that have degrees and a formal education.
Do online courses through things like Udemy or similar services help?
I’d also like to hear from people who have experience employing people that are getting their first jobs.
I’m asking to fill in any other information needed. If it helps i live about an hour out from Atlanta.