Find a great school where you’ll learn a lot of skills that will make you a professional (emphasis on professional) graphic designer. Draw as a way to express your ideas and work out creative solutions. remember you’re a problem solver and solutions provider. Take part in as many paid internships that you can to learn from people with a great industry reputation. Read books and articles on design, listen to design podcasts, watch design videos, see the movie Helvetica, attend meetups, seminars, presentations and lectures on design. Leran everything you can about type. Do design tutorials and completely immerse yourself in design after all its all around you, you just have to open your eyes and see.