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had to learn math to discover that I hated it, I had to learn to code to discover that my appeal to it wasn’t as strong as my appeal to align pixels.
I had to wear a suit to realize that this is not something that I would want to wear everyday. I learned how to manage projects and people to understand that what I really wanted to do is to spend my entire day in Photoshop, listening to Hans Zimmer and Amon Tobin.
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Learning in school what you don't want: School is not about teaching, not really. It’s about opening your mind. You will forget most of what you learn at school but it will help me visualize and understand the things that you want to do and the things that you want to avoid.
Some may say that learning by yourself is all you need, especially in our line of work. If you have the passion about something, self teaching should come naturally. There will always be more talented people than you.
You will only be able to do that if you actually manage to pay for your internet bill first of course. One benefit to it is that you will choose the project you want. You will work on what makes you happy and what you will be happy to show as a work reference. If you work with th...
The best way to learn is to work for real people, in real companies.
The benefit from working and learning at the same time with people who actually make a living out of what you want to do is by orders of magnitude more beneficial than school. Any interns...
If you ever get the chance to do side projects for real people as a young designer, take the opportunity. It will teach you a lot.
If you have the time and if your situation allows it, taking side projects as a freelancer while you have a full-time job is a good way to try ...
That’s the beauty of internet, you can network without engaging anybody in the real world. You can build yourself as a designer and build your web presence simply by participating in communities.
If you are alone on an island, you have virtually the same chance of being recognized for your...
In addition to school courses and learning with pros, learning by yourself will be a great asset in your career. Some may say that it is all you need, especially in our line of work.
If you have the passion about something, self teaching should come naturally. If yo...
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