In the most recent blog post I mentioned I met Ruben in the lunchroom. He talked to me about his “art career” and he began with graphic design. He said he started as an artist drawing portraits (which are amazing). Then he looked into graphic design and learned how to do it and realized it’s something that interested him as well and because it’s basically the future. It’s everywhere, it also is like the base. Once you know about designing, you could go into architecture, logo designing, web designing, magazines, printmaking, and so much more. So going this direction with graphic design really helped him as a person because being an artist is a hard route.
While me and Ruben were talking about this someone walked into our conversation and shared that his relatives and whole family are artists. A couple of them went to the Art school in San Francisco. Once they finished school, they had a really hard time finding a job or career with what they had. So, they had to go back to school and major in business and start all over again with a completely different subject.
I told him how I might want to go in an art field, his advice was to minor in graphic design and major in business. He said like Ruben, it’s the base and is super popular nowadays.
Also, my mentor told me the exact same thing. He said graphic design is useful everywhere. Anyone’s business has to have a logo, a website. And there is a lot out there, to food companies, apparel, anything.
I am still not certain about what I want to study or the path I want to go, but I’m glad I had these conversations with people because it really opened my eyes about what could be done with this single career. I could even have this as a side job and do something else as well. This skills I have and will learn will always be useful for me in the future.
Anna Nicole Barreiro
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