Graphic Design Career Burn out?

I'm totally sick of graphic design and find it to be unsatisfying in many ways (economically and creatively). Perhaps its the opportunities I've been given and how I've performed there? Not really seeing much success. Perhaps its the industry constantly moving more towards online, pushing the average individual to spend mind numbing hours staring at glowing pixels? Currently I'm jobless, savings are dwindling, happiness is gone. I'm willing to search for another career. Any advice from other artists who've experienced anything similar?

Asked By: Yousuf H - 9/26/2007
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I burned out about a year BEFORE the computer took over my Graphic Design department - I saw it coming and ran in the other direction. I saw "computer kids" taking jobs that artists used to train and apprentice for years to achieve, and getting paid half what I earned because they only lasted a couple of years... More
Answered By: joyfulpaints - 9/26/2007
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I am totally on your side in this, spending upwards 16-18 hours a day in front of a screen, is mind numbing... More
Answered By: mo - 9/26/2007
Yes, the market is bad for us right now. Seems like there's something new coming out making our jobs more demanding every day.... Flash, SAP, Visual Basic, XML.. you name it. I like to be able to continue creating rather that worrying about the back end of things and becoming a programmer too but the industry is... More
Answered By: happyendinggs - 9/26/2007
You could develop skill in depictions in a specific style that interests you. In the meantime just work at other styles to support the learning you are doing. It may well not be the work, but something else that is bothering you. Many people transfer frustration from another field and project it onto their job.
Answered By: Generalist - 9/26/2007
It's easy to burn out on graphic design since so little of it is actually design related. I'm an interdisciplinary artist and my "straight" job is doing graphic design for a non-profit. What keeps me from going off the rails on a crazy train is patchworking together all the various art and craft mediums I love in a... More
Answered By: Queenie13 - 9/27/2007
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