I'm a user experience designer, and hopefully, my experience is somewhat relevant to you to be a graphic designer. In college, I started helping my friend who needed a logo and website design. I charge a small amount of money to maintain the relationship professionally instead of just helping as a friend. From there, I started building my portfolio and reached out to companies to seek any internship opportunities. By the time I graduated from college, I had a solid foundational experience starting as a junior-level designer, which helped me find a full-time job as a designer. I also took some visual design classes at school to learn how design professionals use tools and work in the corporate environment. Hopefully, you can start your career as a designer soon!