Web/Graphic Design: Careers?

I absolutely love graphic and web design. Although, my parents tell me I'll never land a good job, so I've been considering architecture. Still, design is my passion. I plan on applying to design and architectural programs next year, but I'm just wondering about other peoples opinion on this.

My parents also to consider Marketing, but I'm not sure about it (I can still design and brand for companies).

Asked by zachary3334607

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6 answers

Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:00 am

Hello there!
I'm glad you have such a great passion in design! When I was in high school, I was pretty good at graphic design too. Though, I was pretty good at science too. Between the two, I chose science. Though, I still have dreams of becoming a designer. Maybe a biomedical designer? Either way, if you want to look for job prospects, Government of CANADA provides reports and estimates if you'll get a job in that field years from now.

Hey, make sure you have an awesome portfolio!


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Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:00 am

You can always pursue Graphic Designing as a side job while in University. It is your passion and you should give it a chance or you may regret it!

P.S. Also, it can make you quite a bit more than minimum wage.


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Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:00 am

I love web-designing, and for a large majority of my life, it has remained a strong hobby of mine, but let me tell you, there are WAY more jobs in graphic design, than for Architecture.

Marketing is a very competitive field, on par with architecture, because you can't just "decide" to be good at it. You have to fail during some campaigns, which can be a deal-breaker for some people, as it a very risky career.

I would recommend that you do a major in computer science or software engineering if you like the coding aspect, graphic design/communications if you like the design aspect, and if you just like working with the internet, then an Information Technology (IT) major.

A lot of web designers end up broke. You should pursue something more secure, like the majors above, and use web design as a possible part-time job during your student years. Decide why you like web design, and use the statement to discover what alternatives you can do.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:00 am

I love design to and got a diploma in New Media Production and design and everyone can design now. Technology changed so fast I can't remember how to do half the stuff. I have been running a business that makes no money. Now what to take?


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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:05 am

I don’t think that everyone can do design. At least that he can be successful in this field. I saw examples of the highest quality works here - This is the work of a well-coordinated team of specialists and far exceeds the standard development of a single freelancer. If you want to be a successful web designer, then you should continue training.


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Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:55 pm

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