“Education helps a designer be better and puts him or her on a fast track toward their career. Not everyone can learn how to do design – just learn to understand it. School can weed out the weak. Education is experience: trial and error for designers. This business is tough and is getting tougher. Friends and family only get you so far, and then you need to perform.”
Author: Mani O'Brien
Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.