Graphic design jobs that aren't in advertising?
January 26, 2009 3:17 PM Subscribe
How can I be a successful designer without working in advertising?
posted by emily37 to media & arts (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the deal: I'm 27 and have been working as a producer/project manager in advertising, entertainment, and tech since I graduated college (BFA in film). I've been taking design classes at night (graphics, packaging, web) and really enjoy the work. Thinking about going back to school full time for a design MFA. The thing is, when I get out, I'd want to be able to get a high-paying, fun and creative job.
I do have a BFA in film, and live in Los Angeles, but I've done my time in the movie industry and really hate the people and the attitude. I really liked the lifestyle and people in advertising - and the designers and art directors all seemed happy and creatively satisfied - but the idea of making ADS forever just makes me feel dirty and sick inside. My question is - what jobs are out there for designers that do not involve creating advertising?