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What you need will depend on what you take, and who you have. Some schools will have better supplies than others, too. Lots of people will probably come up with great answers, so I don't feel the need to be exhaustive. Some items that were and/or are essential for me: X-ACTO knives (get lots of extra blades) Black mat board Spray adhesive (stock up on ...


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I don't know if I'd call it a disconnect. This is a product of the desktop publishing era. Many small businesses (at least in the US) employ an in-house "marketing" person who does it all. They often learn graphics apps on the job or through some kind of on-line training. I've seen this first hand, coming in as a freelancer. One person who learns web and ...


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I wouldn't say those job descriptions are asking the candidate to actually be able to execute graphic design, but rather manage it--be it through vendors or other teams within the organization. Marketing and Graphic Design obviously are closely related and there is certainly overlap. It certainly doesn't hurt marketing folks to have some graphic design ...


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Every class, not just school, will have an equipment list. When I went to school you needed and entire toolbox. I have no clue how much hands-on training is done now. Seems classes tend to focus on computers and software far more than theory anymore. I can tell you software has replaced many things.... amber/rubyliths, ruling pens, technical pens, ...


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As Joonas pointed out in the comments, it really depends on the school. If you're like most of us when we went to school, you're on a tight budget. You need to spend your money on the supplies immediately required. The only way to get that answer is to speak with an adviser. Before you even do that, talk with some of the other design students and see which ...


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I was just talking about this yesterday with another designer friend, although her comment was that employers wanted designers who also have high-end coding experience. Her perspective is also that Jacks-of-all-trades are masters of none, and she'd rather be a kick-butt designer who knows a kick-butt coder she can subcontract. My feeling is that these are ...


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I just noticed that you are in Seattle. While not an online course, have you looked into School of Visual Concepts? https://www.svcseattle.com/ I don't have any experience with the school, but have been keeping an eye on it. It seems to be focused on continuing education and I have heard of several of the instructors (names that you see pop-up in the ...


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UW-Stout, WI has a packaging engineering program: http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/bsp/ Alas, it's not part of the art program, though that also has a good reputation: http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/bfaa/



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