My question is simple so feel free to give me any kind of suggestion. I want to study as a Designer and I'm expecially oriented in Web Design. I don't have any graphical studies in my carrier and now I'm a Computer Engineer student. I really want to know were to begin my studies in this fascinating world so I will really appreciate your suggestions on "where to start".

Thanks all for your time.

Best regards,


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    your Q looks too broad to me... – Ilan Apr 16 '14 at 10:05
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    Stay out whilst you're still sane. – SaturnsEye Apr 16 '14 at 10:49


  • Get a degree. Consider degrees in Graphic Design, User Experience, Library Sciences, Product Design, Service Design, etc.
  • Continuing education. Consider classes at Lynda.com or the like. Maybe a school that offers web based classes.
  • DIY/On your own. Just start designing. Practice, practice, practice. Read, read, read. Slowly build up a portfolio of projects for friends and family/personal projects. This is the hardest route, but easiest to start with.
  • Find an internship. Likely won't make much money. But will get hands up experience/mentoring.
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  • Hello DA01, I really apprecciate your answer to my "broad question" (I need to admit that it's too much "generic"). I know the famous portal "Lynda.com" but there are so many course that I can't know where to start. I really need to consider the degree option. Thanks for your answer! – Lc0rE Apr 18 '14 at 11:33
  • If you can swing it, the degree option will likely be the most rewarding of the experiences. A good art/design school is really a great place to spend a few years. (Just stay away from the Graphic Design Logo-mills...there are a lot of for-profit community colleges that offer GD degrees that aren't worth much. Do try and find a reputable art school) – DA01 Apr 18 '14 at 16:24

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