I am a professional self made Graphic Designer. I do freelancing as well. I have a more than 3years of experience in pre-press production area in advertising field. I want to extend my career in designing.
Wherever i apply for higher position like senior graphic designer / Managers / DTP they ask for qualifications. Which i don't have. I am so feed of applying to different place as salary is kinda stuck (same wages) where i am working at the moment.
So i am so confused of changing career to architecture design or industrial design or do MBA or stay where i am.
And i prefer doing online courses or part time evening classes because i work full-time.
Can anyone please advise me what to study and is there any kind of online courses for P/T ?.
Well if you are making enough money where you are, and you enjor it, then what is the reason for changing positions?
Getting to a senior designer takes time, same with any high up ranking. Three years is actually not that long. Many company's require 7+ years of experience before you are allowed to be lead/senior designer.
If you just want to get to the higher up place because you want more money, well I think everyone is like that, but nobody can reach the top just like that. You have to work at it, and keep working at it.
But if you are finding that you aren't making enough money to support yourself (and family if you have one), and you can't get a raise/higher position, well then majoring in something different might be a better choice.
Architecture design is a pretty good road to go down to, especially if you already have experience in Graphic Designing. Though it is deffiniately a tougher road, but the money is much better.
There is online courses, but I doubt they would be as good as actually sitting down with someone in a classroom. They also cost a lot more money.
Well hope some of this helps you out, good luck.
Thank you very much for your advise thats really kind of you. It really boost my enthusiasm.
the main thing is;
Money is ok, i am satisfied with the environment but not with my job. I mean I want to grow within the company with executives position. i wish i would win lottery or something like that to finance my studies. I am so desperate to do this architecture design now. Then i think i will take time to do my MBA. i certainly want to do MBA in my life. the main thing is time. since i work full time; i don't know how to manage time to study arch.d.
I had a dream of earning lots of money ever since i was a child with luxurious life. Which is obviously everyones.
there is reason behind why i need lots of money. My hobby is to get as much money as i can so that i can donate to people who are really in bad situation than me. I used to have and still have some sponsors around the world (UK specially) and get draft/cheque and for their education people who can't afford to go to school. And i also help people with lending money who don't have credit cards or money instant for their higher education. Sometimes i ask help with my parents as well. but, i do charge them interest when they get good job or extra income.
do you think this is good? or am i being very sceptical.
anyway thankyou once again for your kind advise and thanks for good luck.
i really need that one.
why dont you start own business if you can invent money..
I guess you are right. I shouldn't be calling myself a graphic designer. As a freelancer, i am getting quite a few works every month. I guess i have to keep my work steady to do something. huh!
thanks for your comment.