I graduated from college in 2009 with a dual Degree in Art and
Communications with an emphasis in Graphic Design. After school, I moved
back to my hometown and couldn't find a job. Looking back now it
actually makes me laugh that I thought those skills would actually land
me a job.
My graphic design education was almost entirely in
print. I LOVED doing magazine and book layouts and was obsessed with
putting everything on a grid. Because web design was essential to
getting any job in design, I started taking web design classes and the
local community college. During my first semester I discovered that I
was actually really good at programming and decided to enroll full-time.
It's honestly kind of baffling and a little embarrassing to have a
four-year degree and go back to get an associates, but I got an
internship through the school working remotely for a major company in
the area. My responsibilities include redesigning their internal HR
website. The pages all have a basic template and it's mostly html
editing. It's not nearly as artistically fulfilling or creative as
anything I would like to do.
My programming skills are a following:
HTML / HTML5 / XML
now I'm really wondering what I should do next? I thought about
possibly going for a master's in Computer Science, but I absolutely DO
NOT want to spend the rest of my life analyzing databases or anything
that doesn't have a creative bent. I want to do User Interface design or making print content available for devices
but I don't feel like I have enough skills.