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  • BusinessMag

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    December 27, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Basically, I’m 32 and I went to school for graphic design. I’ve followed that career path for the past 7 years or so. Every graphic design job I’ve had has at some point lead to me learning to code basic HTML/CSS and some really basic Javascript. There have been days lately where I think I enjoy the problem solving that coding brings more than the creativity of graphic design but I’ve never given much thought to pivoting my career because I’ve always thought I’m just a graphic designer who happens to have some minor coding skills. Now that there are tons of tutorials online I’ve started to teach myself to try to better understand web development. I feel really accomplished every time I learn something new with writing code. Sometimes I daydream about going home and spending my free time coding. The design aspect feels secondary at times. I feel like web development is ultimately more lucrative salary-wise than graphic design could ever be (unless your a creative director). I just don’t know if I could ever be considered qualified for a dev job with the career path I have. Has anyone here had a similar career path? Should I maybe look for a Jr. Dev job at this point? Any advice how I can start steering my career towards this direction? – by /hq/daymanIloveyou – –

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