Choosing Design as a Degree Can Give You an Edge
I’ve found that there are two types of designers; those with a traditional education in art or design and those who are mostly self-educated. Design is unique in that it is one of the few professions where you can teach yourself the basics in the comfort of your own home without much formal training. That’s right, you generally don’t need one of the top online degrees to succeed as a designer. I, for one, consider myself a self-educated designer. I went to school, studied hard, but got a degree in something other than art or design. While I was always passionate about design and even took some classes in Photoshop and Illustrator, for whatever reason, I decided not to pursue a degree in the arts. At the time, I felt that it didn’t matter. I felt that I could pursue my interest in design on the side while I worked towards a degree in another topic. This is a decision that I have come to regret.
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