Hi to anyone reading this.
I’ve been around a few forums, looking for answers to a few career questions but I can’t seem to find a good answer.
A little background. I’m 30 years old, newly married, working at a job I don’t enjoy in a foreign country and looking to get into professional graphic (or motion) design. I went to school for art in my twenties and have always kept up my drawing skills, but life got in the way and I couldn’t really afford the time to pursue my creative goals. Now, I feel as though that time is running out. Although I know I’m not old, I feel as if the window of choices I have is getting smaller as time goes on and responsibilities stack.
I have recently been taking courses on Udemy for Illustrator and After Effects, but the more I learn the more I find myself unable to apply it to anything. I have no idea what the next step is. I keep reading about interning and just sticking with it but I can’t afford to. Does anyone have any ideas? I wouldn’t even know what to put in my portfolio. I’m a bit lost. Any advice would be great. Thanks.