Hang out with different people, get to know new people, go to places you wouldn't think about, do something completely out of your comfort zone. theyre all the same: logos, business cards, tshirts, websites. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (0 children), I agree 100% on that, but I just feel like design isn't something I want to do anymore regardless of my employers, [–]yummymarshmallow 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (1 child). No, not at all. There is no other job for me. if you have some level of fulfillment, then the necessary crap wont feel like such a chore. And then I stopped. Thanks for sharing, and I definitely know that after time things get better as you carve your place in the industry. The last time that I really designed something for my day to day work? Although you're already 10 steps ahead of me I guess the best advice I can give is maybe work a little bit at home on things that you want to design. And in my story, it's happening. Here’s to your next step on a new career path. So here’s my dilemma and a little background. It makes it look more aerodynamic, [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (5 children). A good designer is more of a listener than a talker. Try journalism. With the internet offering up a smorgasbord of information and entertainment on demand, advertising is following suit. Junior positions in the city I'm in don't come up often and I have a pretty high standard with where I 'want… Basically doing things like building sitemaps, linking features together, that sort of thing. We were ready for something new. PS. Last semester had me burned out, over summer I did very little design work. back in the MS-DOS days. [–]thefireblanket 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (1 child). And you can't start at the top. Or the wrong photo. I draw typefaces on my post-it notes and decorate my window with chalk markers. Knowing a lot about how printers work could land you a position at a printer manufacturer or a business that sells hardware to design studios. Some of your early jobs sounded a lot like my job doing prepress lol. What the hell is up with this subreddit and everyone hating the very thing it is about? I’m majoring fashion design and I want to work at fashion company. (As someone who is several years into the process, I can assure you that it’s worth it though). I found a different job and worked there for another 2 years. Call me a glutton for punishment. I'm fortunate enough to have family in the graphics business already to somewhat help me understand what the job will be like and how it all functions. Now, I don't mean to come off like a dickhead, but you just graduated 3 years ago. We say we want more of it and then complain when we get it. You're only moving to a different board. See /r/CrappyDesign or /r/designmemes. I am currently an ID student and LOVE my major! I've had 3 graphic design jobs, and I can't see myself being happy with any of them. I was happier in that job from that day forward because I decided to not worry and be happy. Freelancing is NOT design. I have a story similar to yours, I took graphic design classes in High School and quickly tired of the 2d composition, and really just of everything about graphic design. All jobs suck to some extent. It's very high stress all around, and I don't even work in a very large market. I started teaching adjunct classes over at the design university nearby and really got my mojo back through interaction with other designers teaching, and students. if you can make a living and get an ounce of gratification from it, id say thats a successful career relatively speaking. The thing is that I don't care to much about becoming a web designer. And students will ultimately view education as totally superfluous. How can I make Psychedelic patterns like the background of this? I'm on Twitter too. What parts of the job do you still enjoy? Multiple designers … It's where I started out and had a teacher who made a difference, I would love to do the same, [–]Roobomatic 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (1 child). (Or what used to?) Or maybe you’re a geek at heart, and it’s actually the technology that makes you tick. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. You want to make sure that every client you work with has a pleasant experience. The point is, you can get to where you want to be- but it's not going to be an easy or short road. Then again, it'd mean you'd end up working at a nuts startup. Like numbers? What I'm trying to get at is I really don't think the design industry is right for me. Funny old world. [–]exzackt 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (1 child). Consider simply taking a break. 'S a part of our web redesign project at my job doing prepress lol they better! Chugach3Dguy 0 points1 point2 points 7 years ago ( 1 child ) or advice that send. 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