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career help: Art, Graphic Design, Marketing?? ?

Hello all!! I'm losing sleep over this.. 24 year old almost 25. My current situation is that I am teaching English abroad. I have a degree from a prominent university in an unrelated field (BA). I love art, especially illustration, and I also enjoy graphic design. But I can't decide between marketing and graphic design. [more inside]
posted by fueras on Oct 21, 2014 - 5 answers

My career is spiraling out of control... Please help! (Beware: Long)

So my career is kind of a disaster and I am not sure what to do about it. This is a bit of a wall of text (because I want to give a lot of context), so thanks to anyone who gets through it. [more inside]
posted by argentum on Jul 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Recent graduate confused about career/life

Recent graduate confused about career/life [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Feb 21, 2014 - 7 answers

I want in the industry, but how should I take the first step?

I'm trying to get a specific job title, but it is a difficult one to find. What is the best course of action to take here? [more inside]
posted by Saydur on May 16, 2013 - 7 answers

How creative is instructional design as a career?

How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Jun 18, 2012 - 7 answers

This job is killing me.

Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

From dork to designer

I've landed a temporary graphic design job. When it ends, I'd like to be an attractive candidate for other graphic design jobs. What should I focus on learning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Tell me about being a UX monkey

I think I want to be a UX/UI designer. Tell me about the nitty-gritty of daily life and whether a grad program would be worthwhile. [more inside]
posted by jingle on Jan 17, 2012 - 7 answers

"Computer programmer seeks new challenges"

I have a good computer science degree and about 4 years' experience as a programmer. What other jobs can I do? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

I need advice on going from accounting to accounting software design

How can I go into a more appropriate field based on my passion like designing accounting software? [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on Nov 7, 2011 - 8 answers

What's it like to be a graphic/web designer at 40+?

I've been on the graphic/web design path for the last 10 years. I am burnt out. When I look into the future of my field, it's dreary due to outsourcing and automation. It also seems like older designers are almost non-existent (except for the very accomplished, established ones) and that it's more the younger generation's game. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Is the price of experience worth the cost of free labor? (Looking towards a career in news design)

How do I start designing news...? [more inside]
posted by jay.eye.elle.elle. on Apr 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Does it make sense for me to learn Adobe Illustrator?

I am a back and front end web developer - primarily a coder (that's my background) but can also hold my own in html/css/UX/GUI design. But I don't know the first thing about vector graphics. It it plausible for me to learn Adobe Illustrator? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Yay! Now what?

In the next week or so I am likely to be in the lucky position of being able to choose between a handful of job offers. How do I pick which position to take? Looking for general and career focused ways to make a decision. [more inside]
posted by dame on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I move forward in this small town architecture job?

Where am I going in this career? What do I do or say to move forward? Why can't I just be happy that I have decent job in my field (when so many others are without work)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2010 - 8 answers

My life, it's in your hands.

Help me decide what I want to do with my life, and what degree I need in order to get there. Are there any jobs in the design field that don't necessarily require you to design things? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Nov 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for career website benchmark reports

Where can I find benchmark reports and general best practices about company career websites? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

How do I share my porfolio when I'm still employed?

As a print / web designer, how do I share my portfolio when I've been (and still am) working for the same company for 5 years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2010 - 6 answers

I would like a career, I just don't know which one.

College graduation crunch time is approaching, and I have no idea what I want to do, career-wise. My interests are all over the map. Art + writing + computer science + organization = what!? Advice appreciated! [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Jul 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Been there, did that, got the degree, now what?

I've nearly finished my degree. Help me work out my future. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I do when I grow up?

The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How to elevate my career to the next level?

I think i've peaked as a designer, help me find my next step. [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Jan 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Which path to go for product design/usability/human factors?

I'm a jack-of-all-trades type of guy interested in getting into product design/usability/human factors. I'm somewhat convinced getting a degree in industrial engineering is a good start. Any other paths to consider before I commit to that? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Oct 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Sustainability consulting and design - how to start?

Interested in the field of sustainability consulting and design - questions and concerns inside [more inside]
posted by rmm on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

architect looking for a career change...

i have an architecture degree and a few years of work experience, but i am not sure its for me... can i make a family-friendly career change without going back to school? [more inside]
posted by dityfleur on Aug 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Renaissance Communications Man Seeks Advice.

Am I a marketer? Am I a flack? Am I lost? Yep. [more inside]
posted by producerpod on Jun 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Pimp my job

I need career advice on how to become a graphic designer when I'm already a grown up. Bonus & intertwined question: can you help me see if I am on the path toward being screwed at my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How does a scientist start a career in illustration and design?

How do I get into a career in illustration and design with no qualifications or knowledge of the business? [more inside]
posted by D J Robertstein on Dec 27, 2007 - 15 answers

Design/engineering - where to begin?

CareerFilter: Help me break out of the cocoon of mediocrity. I've been underachieving for the past five years. I need to find a career path that I find worth-while and satisfying. New media design? Engineer? [more inside]
posted by nemoorange on Sep 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Y'know, I'd really like to be a luthier.

I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Give away free slices, or charge for the whole loaf?

Is there a living to be made as a Graphic Design Consultant? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on May 11, 2007 - 13 answers

What am I worth?

Designer/Flash developer salaries in Austin, Tx? I need help to *not* lowball myself when looking for a new job! [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Apr 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Where in South Carolina can I learn how to be a good Graphic Designer?

Are there any good graphics design schools in South Carolina? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Nov 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Higher education for web designer.

Is advertising a good field of study for a web designer with an interest in infographics who writes well and wants a career where she gets to call (some of) the shots? What schools should I look into? Tell me my future. [more inside]
posted by lychee on Aug 1, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I become a "think-tanker"?

What is the official name for a think tank type career? How do I get into the field, and where might I look for company that employs tank-thinkers? [more inside]
posted by ThFullEffect on Feb 8, 2006 - 18 answers

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in?

How can I get a short-term, labor-intensive job in a field I'd like to start a career in? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Jan 19, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I turn my OCD-like organization & creative art skills into a career?

How can my near-OCD levels of organization & cleanliness, along with a penchant for being bossy, artistic, and design-oriented help me determine the best career path for me? Where do I go, and what type of formalized licensing should I pursue? [more inside]
posted by itchi23 on Aug 11, 2005 - 8 answers

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