Yes, you have to go to Medical School to be a doctor. To the Faculty of Law, to be a lawyer… But it is obvious that some of the new world professions have eliminated the obligation to go to university. Being a designer is one of those professions. You can get online education on everything you want with the technology provided. Especially in design disciplines, you have tons of resources to look at.

We have compiled a bunch of suggestions about being a designer without going to an art school.

Benefit from the experience

You have to admit, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Take lessons from another’s experiences. This is the best way to learn.

You can read:

The 7 habits of highly effective artists: Part I

The 7 habits of highly effective artists – Part II

Design is a way of thinking – Mariana Prieto

Amazing podcasts for digital artists

Collect information

There is a boundless amount of information on the web. It’s free, it’s various, and waiting for you. You can use these resources to improve yourself as an artist.

You can read:

A visual designer’s checklist

5 Best Free Beginner Graphic Design Classes

10 YouTube Channels for Designers

10 effective and affordable alternatives to Photoshop

Get inspired and keep going

Especially in art disciplines, you have to explore more and follow the latest trends in art, design etc. There are many stories from different artists that await to inspire you. Search them, explore their artworks and absorb the energy.

You can read:

Colorful dreams of future from Gabriel Silveira

Better than a selfie: Doodling in photographs

Balloons between marbles

Thomas Subtil: The secret life of wild animals

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