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Getting a Job as a Designer without going to Design School


Listen to your heart!
(You can cut to the key take-away points if you wish to skip my life story).

I am 25, a Telecom Engineer by qualification but making a living as a self-taught designer. I come from a background where majority of your life’s decisions are influenced by your parents, your uncles and other family members; a society where having a degree other than Engineering or Medical is looked down upon. The decision of pursuing a degree in Telecommunication Engineering too was influenced by my parents. I remember having this conversation with my dad while I was still in High School. Dad: ‘Son, if someone asks (more…)