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Fortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer. A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though!


If you would like to learn graphic design from the ground up, through self directed study, then this article lists some great resources that will get you started with your design education. Also, even if you do go to design school, at least three-fifths of your education will be through self directed study anyway.



Before we jump in, note that this post is brought to you. If you’d like to earn a solid side income from your design skills, you can sell  of all types or learn to build It’s a great way to get some real experience in the marketplace. In this article, we mention additional paths to explore earning an income with your design skill, after you’ve mastered the basics. You can also on Envato Studio.