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Choosing Design as a Degree Can Give You an Edge

by Grant Friedman

on November 20, 2009

in Articles

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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About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.