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June 27, 2012 7:29 AM Subscribe
How to get started in graphic design?
posted by allkindsoftime to Work & Money (5 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Mrs. allkindsoftime is looking to get into graphic design. While she's most interested in web design, she'd like to become comfortable working in several fields, including branding and logos. She's taught herself the basics of Photoshop and InDesign and done a bit of design work already - she just knows she needs more training to get beyond the basics.
A couple details: We live in Kenya currently but may relocate within the year, so enrolling in a good design school isn't an option right now (unless its a 100% correspondence thing). We're looking for advice on how to get started independently for the time being - what she'll need and what online sources/resources are best.
- What computer is best? She currently has a MacBook that's pushing 5 years. We know we need to get an upgrade and the appropriate software. Recommendations? System requirements?
- Are online courses and tutorials sufficient to get good training in design? If so, what are the best online sources for this training? She already has a bachelor's and master's in other fields and isn't too keen on going back to school (and back into debt) for another full degree.
- What other questions should we be asking at this juncture?
Extra bonus points for links to anything on the blue or green that may be helpful in this regard. Thanks!