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You better get a real career before it's too late, you do not want to end up a 40 year old "graphic designer"
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>>429676
You better get a real life before it's too late, you do not want to end up a 40 year old manchild posting pepe images on 4chan
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Wow, OP really struck the right chord.
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>>429676
Who said that's not exactly what I want?
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>>429676
fuck you anon, Im nearly there. should I just invest in btc and go /biz/?
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>>429676
>>milton glaser
>>paul rand
>>pablo ferro
>>saul bass
>>david carson

weak bait, low effort, not even funny, be gone
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>>429829
>not even funny
it's not supposed to be
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>>429676
Jokes on you, I do this for fun as a hobby.
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>>429938
s-same it's just for fun
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>>429811
focus on minimizing your expenses and realize what actually matters in life, once you go that part down, youll be able to live comfortably on 200 bucks/mo doing fuckall 95% most of the time
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>>429676
What do you consider a "real career"?
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>>429676
smart post. iam almost 41 and thought for 20 years how to get out of this hell profession.
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>>430076
same here, no idea what I'm gonna fucking do at this age, guess I'm stuck.
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>>429688
Pepe is a pillar of 4chan, though.
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>>429676 ha, career. carrier. like cinderells's carier. everybody's a tranny so they can all be princesses.
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I started as a graphic designer.
Now I am a marketing director.
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>>429720
You're obsolete. Admit it! Just like a teamster in the era of ICE cars.
https://youtu.be/qTgPSKKjfVg
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>32
>mograph artist
>5 year expierence
>finally cracked 6 figs
>everytime client "loves it" I get existential Dread because I'll be asked to make more of it
>hate literally every moment of my work
>all creative spark completely burnt out of my skull
>only people my age and still in have somehow brainwashed themselves into: "WOAH DID YOU SEE THE NEW REDSHIFT UPDATE!! WOAH EXICTING STUFF IN AFTEREFFECTS 30.02!! UHHH WOOAH BEEPLE DROPPED A NEW POST!! ITS ELON MUSK WITH A ROBOT WEINER!!!"
I achieved "the dream" and I every minute of it is hell. I sold the creative part of my soul away to corporate interests.
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27 now, been working in gd full time since i was 19. I'm trying to rwach financial independance because I feel burned out hard already. How you you 40+ people do it? Get in a senior art director or consulting role and just let the monkeys do the actual work while you talk shit like the people above me do? Man I should have went in the web dev direction instead...
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>>430717
can relate
i quit gding professionally in my late 20s and i'm in my late 30s now and only just regaining my creative spark in the last few years
completely soul crushing experience if i'm being honest
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>>430761
What field did you move into? I'm think HR or some other normie position
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>>429676
holy fuck this board is so dead, 3 hours ago was the last reply
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>>430768
Bump into the sheet
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I need a new profession
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>>430142
how do you become a "marketing" director when you were trained as a graphic designer? People have to go to school for marketing usually.
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>>431406
Bruv, you only need to go to uni for 3 things: STEM, Medschool, Law. That's it. If you went to school for anything else, like marketing or… *burst laughing* for DESIGN, you dun goofed.
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>>429676
>>429798
>>429932
>>430076
>>430142
>>430717
>>431406
>>431424
I don't get what's so bad a bout being a graohic designer?
>t. former mechanic now wanting to become graphic designer because of childhood dream
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>>431454
Personally I think if you put a lot of effort and supplement simple graphics work with 3D and other multimedia methods, then youre an artist. Only working on illustrator isnt being an artist
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>>431455
Okay yeah I think I formulated my childhood dream wrong. I no longer want to be an office chud graphic designer, but an illustratior artist lmao
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>>431459
I meant Adobe Illustrator btw.
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>>431460
I know
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>>430717
hire me.
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>>431424
not true
post some of your designs to prove me wrong
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>>429676
ha, graphic
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>>431575
Why not? Because you're too pea-brained to do your own research and commit to study plans? You have to wait for some lazy old fart to tell you how to read the literature and study the masters of a certain visual craft? You can't be objective with yourself in order to progress in your training? Then you will certainly get replaced by AI.
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>>430084
FREEMASON spotted
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>>431583
Tf are you talking about
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>>429676
I already have one working for one of the largest manufacturers in my country as a procurement specialist, and I've received 4 promotions in the span of 16 months. So it's going ok. GD is just my sidehustle that makes me an extra grand per month.
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>>431459
your "childhood dream" is to be a graphic designer? lol is this a joke? What kid says "I want to design logos for companies when I grow up"? Also how did you end up becoming a mechanic if you wanted to be a graphic designer, graphic design isn't really some unattainable goal, even high school kids can do it.
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>>431424
based and reality pilled.

>>431587
he's talking about being self taught.
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>>429688
based-88 but posting cringe. you do not deserve these digits.
I will gladly become a self-made successful man with a legacy both in family and capital, and I will continue posting pepe until I die, motherfucker. FYI I'm already halfway to making it, so suck my big entrepreneurial cock schlomo mosche.
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>>429676
>Be me, just turned 20
>Hopped into big pharma during the pandemic and made big boy bucks shilling 4 story powder producers. Got out before everything collapsed.
>Just bought a printing company and plan on doing design into the foreseeable future.

Feels good bros.
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>>432005
Nice. Hiring anymore graphics people? :)
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>>432009
>mfw it's the first position filled
Sorry mate. I nabbed my crew through
LinkedIn, pretty much everyone that got in

A. Built up a decent looking portfolio
B. Were in a 25 mile radius of the shop
C. and could demonstrate they knew how to make a simple cooperate design using a single sentence.
Here's one of our interview prompt's if anyone wants to practice:

>"We need a shirt design for Apian Way; a high end consumer targeted skincare company that focuses on all natural products."
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>>429958
please expand on how to live on 200/mo, I already am living minimally relatively but I have no idea on how to improve.
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>>431455
good post, me artist now
suck it designerds
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>>431406
Estimates say that about 60% of jobs never get an advert and instead are found through networking. People shift careers all the time today. Having been trained as a graphic designer doesn't mean you can't pick up anything in your professional history or through private initiative that you could use in another field. I have an MA in Design, too, but I always did a lot of programming and interaction design stuff, today I work with programming in the design field, never been to a programming course. Can definitely say that an MA in the field is irrelevant, design isn't really that academic, it's rather practical.
>>431424
depends on what kind of person you are. Some people are really good at teaching themselves, for those I definitely agree with you. But for many people, the safety and security of a university environment helps. It all depends on how much guidance you require. But yes, the fact stands that there are no secrets in studying, you can find everything you need online, just need to put that work in.
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>>431455
I thinking I'm having on this problem. Basically I fell for the "graphic design is almost as same as design" meme, in which, it's not only wrong, but in some areas graphic design is the complete opposite of art and illustration.
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Even entry level UX want five thousand years of experience, I'm about to go to home depot and buy some rope
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>>429800
>Who said that's not exactly what I want?
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>>432504 give homedepot manager a firm handshake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZGg2rvyTm4
and tell him you do stuff on computer

also ux design is allocated to people who are too air-headed/old/woman for comprehending html, css and javascript, those will be your colleagues. if you know how the UI elements are built and behave in program/page, what the javascript events are, what semantic html implies, how data is retrieved etc. there is already no striving to be a ux designer paid 2x less than an entry level developer monkey and to compete for 4x less available positions unless you don't really need the money or plan to own a property/car & have a family.

in other hand i doubt they care that much about the 'experience' listed in vacancies. maybe you can market yourself as bigtime "software accessibility consultant" due to more and more regulatory measures/trends in this regard.
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>>429676
I'm 30 yrs old unemployed and just started learning video editing. Fuck you.
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>>431830
>What kid says "I want to design logos for companies when I grow up"?
Me I said that. I thought ot would be pretty cool to have my own creations be seenall over the world by the people.
Also, I ended up as a mechanic because my father was one, and I was in that idiotic "making your father proud" - phase, like Will Smiths and Miyazakis sons are still doing. So that's why now I'll try my hand at graphic design. And if I don't like it, I'll just become an artist instead. Suck it
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Also why us this thread still up after 2 months?
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>>431830
>even high school kids can do it
you are all thats wrong with the whole career if a highschool kid can do the same job as you
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>>432875
Anon, I...



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