Learn Graphic Design

Being artsy is all well and good, but without anyone to commission your work, there's no career to be had. Graphic designers have ongoing goals or at least should have ongoing goals that include finding new clients interested in their work. This requires knowing the ins and outs of good marketing, building a brand that is self perpetuating. The goal in this regard is to build a "storied" brand a brand that speaks for itself. Graphic designers with a story, or at the very least a persona, are able to sell their brand without the typical advertisement ploys that many people are desensitized to. While entry level positions may not require experience other than skills gained through a degree program, employers expect Web designers to have a solid understanding of HTML and programming languages.