Going from complete novice to full-time product designer in 1-2 years.(davemart.in)

over 5 years ago from Dave Martin, Principal Designer @ Automattic

  • Bill Columbia, over 5 years ago

    I get that this is a persuasive article, but I think you're being a bit heavy handed in emphasizing that people don't need traditional education (in the form of a degree). I see quite a few jobs today that have a 4-6 year degree as a requirement. Obviously not all, not even most require this - but if you want the largest pool of opportunity to apply to... a degree can help. I don't think it's worth getting just for that reason, though. This is coming from someone who freelanced years before school and almost dropped out a few times. Now that I've been out of school for a while, the degree has been worth it. Even in traditional education you are forced into networking and exposure to other people in your field (in person usually) which can help launch your career even further. Thanks for posting your thoughts though! Great insight for people looking to get a solid start :)

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