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How did you go about becoming a graphic, commercial, or industrial designer?

Asked Menlo Park, California

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Cynthia’s Answer

Attending an excellent art school is a big part of it--nowadays, students have incredible access to industry professionals through online classes. Constant learning, even once you become a professional, is key. Specialization may be the best first step--graphic design, fashion design, and industrial design are very different industries.

Cynthia recommends the following next steps:

  • Research and choose which industry to study.
  • Investigate online classes in that specialty.
  • Take a look at local workshops and mentorships in the industry.
  • Create a portfolio and apply to a college with the appropriate major.
  • Apply to internships.