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Taking the leap: being a self-taught designer

How to be a graphic designer without a college degree.

I define myself as a graphic designer. It required a very big leap of faith and lots of hard work to get where I am today. Find out how you too can become a designer without incurring a debt.

Time

The most important thing you will need to do is spend time on crafting your skills. Define how much time you can devote to it. If you are doing free courses, they will be in blocks of 2 hours per course. It is easy to block a time of the day and spend time on it. I would add an extra hour to courses that require practise. You want to be able to become practical with the things you learn: a graphic designer is a hands on career.

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