Hello folks! I have a BA in Studio Art from a state school and have a few years experience with Photoshop and I hate to admit it, CorelDRAW. I do graphic design with corelDraw in the bible belt now (meh) and have a friend who lives in LA who encouraged me to move in with her and be plugged into an amazing world of art opportunity (so she says).
If I moved there I would probably look for a job that didn't require too much cs knowledge that was entry level and work my way up. (I would have to be able to afford rent though, that's the only thing!) It would be great to be in a bigger city with artsy people!
I need to save $$ for a better computer and the partial Adobe Suite. Eventually I'd like to be a digital illustrator FT...not sure which route (concept design, comic book covers, clothing) would float my boat.
My other option if I don't move to LA is to stay in the cheap yet ever so boring small town, save up, and get a comp and the programs and maybe build a solid portfolio and try to land a job FIRST before moving. My friend seems to think the sooner I get out to an artsy area the better since I'm not getting any younger, plus I have nothing tying me down. She says it's about being there because in person it's easier to network. But I have never been there... so I don't know what to do!
What do you think??????????????