Hey folks, new to the forums and finding them helpful. I thought I'd open up a topic with some of my concerns about my graphic design work.
I am graduating from college next fall and am pretty concerned about my portfolio and making an income as a designer.
My heart lies with all things visual and psychedelic. However, I am not really making any psychedelic pieces that are incredible by any means and because there's such intricate details and blending involved, I find myself messing around with different software but not really creating much for a portfolio. Just trying to build a library of brushes, renders, and tools to better understand software.
Do you guys think I should stick to typography layouts, logos, letterheads and all the boring (to me) graphic design work, or try to find my place in the visual psychedelic design world?
I'm really regretting my lack of drawing ability...
I'm thinking of trying to work at a printing company for post graduation and summer job or internship because it isn't subjective like art and design. I don't really know much about advanced printers though. I have worked tech support for my university during my college years. I've had an internship too, but that was mostly working with WordPress themes and plugins.
I really love design but I don't know if I have it in me to make a career out of it. I just don't really take much pride in most of my work and it's a bit embarrassing to show my portfolio because I feel like people are asking, is this it? This is all you've done with your college career?
I just find myself slaving over my computer trying to get shit done, but not really having much to show for it. My friends who are in generic majors like business and science don't have to spend nearly as much time because it is a process and facts more than subjective art.
Basically, I just don't see myself being successful in a corporate environment for graphic design, and I don't have good enough skills to turn my psychedelic designs into an income, especially since I can't draw and therefore can only be so original.
I am quite lost. Any advice, stories, or discussions would be great.