In http://www.straightdope.com/columns/010216.html Cecil wonders if Letraset was hiring classics scholars back in the olden days of the 60s. I don’t know about that, but I will share one little observation of mine about graphic designers.
Generally they seem to fall into two camps: the intentional graphic designers who went to school for it, etc.; and the failed-something-else graphic designers, like me. Among the failed something else types, I’ve noticed a preponderance of English and philosophy majors (though, of course, lots of fine arts types as well).
Seems like, given that, a classics scholar isn’t unlikely at all.
(By the way, when I say “failed-something-else,” I don’t mean to suggest ANYTHING about quality or talent, either as a graphic designer or as the something-else.)