So my nephew wants to get into graphic design. He’s pretty good at art (IMHO not as naturally talented as his father was), and gets A’s in his graphic designs classes.
However, my nephew wants to find out more about the field.
Basic stuff like what kind of pay he can expect, but also about the experiences of graphic designers in general. What the work is like, how long the hours are, what kind of promotions you can get, does it still interest you after so-and-so many years of working in the field, what are the most interesting types of work you have got, and what kind of skills you felt were essential in carrying out your duties.
Obviously the little bug is trying to find out as much as he can by himself, but it got me really interested, and the nut that I am - I figured I’d ask on the SD.
So, calling on the experiences of all members who are/have been involved in graphic design…
What’s it like?