Thank you for the backstory. It makes more sense now.
In the U.S., graphic design is a difficult field to break into. Most beginning jobs require a Bachelor’s degree in design and a year or two of intern work. For some reason, graphic design became a cool field over the last few years and there’s a glut of design graduates out there looking for work. I’ve been a designer and art director for 30-some years, and I’ve never seen it more competitive than now. I don’t think we’ve advertised for a job in the past several years without getting at least a 100 applicants.
As for logos, in my opinion, they’re the toughest design work there is, yet lots of beginners want to start there. Logos seem rather simple and straight-forward, but simplicity requires the kind of perfection that isn’t necessary with more complex projects. Simple is much harder than it might seem.