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How do I change careers - to get into online Graphic Design from Marketing?

I'm 25 - I've did art and photography up until age 18. I'd now like to move into Graphic Design (mainly online - but like to know some print skills too.) I'm thinking of taking a year out to do a course in London - can anyone give me any tips or recommend a course? I thought that this one looked pretty good: http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/courses/graphic_design/diploma_digital_design.htm I'm open to all suggestions - really appreciate your help with this!

Asked By: Maria M - 2/13/2007
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hi darling, here are the things you need to take into consideration... More
Answered By: tianfei00 - 2/14/2007
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First of all if I were you, Would take some basic courses in graphic design, not on line. You need to acquire some basic skills of design before moving to other media such as computer graphic design. Once you have the basics, you will move quickly to other media with no problems. Design is Design and the media you use... More
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Answered By: Ayal A - 2/13/2007
 
I'm a graphic designer... More
Answered By: MagPookie - 2/13/2007
 
Good graphic designers are good problem solvers. Having a background in marketing should suit you well. I don't think it's necessary to have to go to London to get a good education, but if that is your desire, then go for it. I went to the University of Alberta, and their design program is recognized as being of very... More
Answered By: sweet_valentine - 2/13/2007
 
If you want to work online - learn flash. That is the big thing now a days and it is fairly complex. Also learn a little HTML and Action sript if you can. The are not design work but they will help you better understand. Other than that just your basic Graphic Design Classes will do. you know: PhotoShop... More
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Answered By: Kathryn Belt - 2/13/2007
 
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