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What is a way to become a graphics designer?

I'm in highschool and I would like to become a graphics designer designing things with a computer for advertising. I am unsure of which courses to take. For sure, I am taking art, but what else is needed? Also, which college would you recommend? What kind of experience do I need to become a graphics designer? Answers would be appericiated!

Asked By: Anonymously A - 10/28/2007
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Since you are still in high school, try to find a part-time job at a local print company (even something corporate like Kinko's) - this will familiarize you with many different technologies, such as plotters and software. This will also give you a good contact base for your future, as many designers bring their work... More
Answered By: Mikus 8 - 10/28/2007
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graphic designer is a good major because you can do a lot with it after you graduate. there are plenty of jobs in every field. you gonna have a lot of computer classes like Adobe photoshop, illustrator, probably flash and so forth. you also have to be creative and fast thinker. any college that has this major should be... More
Answered By: Kathy P - 10/28/2007
 
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