So a slightly different post today. As some people may know, I studied Graphic Design at University just over two years ago and I have found it extremely difficult to find a career in the creative industry ... it totally sucks! Is anyone else in this position? I now feel like I wasted 3 years at University even though I attained a 1st Class Honours in my degree. It sometimes gets me really down, because I feel like some of my relatives judge me, based on the fact that I didn't choose to study a typical subject a 'Indian' would choose and the fact that I can't find a job in my field.
I have to remind myself though, that I'm lucky to have a job - even if its not in my field!
When I was in my final year at University I decided to create an alter ego to promote myself as a Designer, so I choose to go by the alias; 'The Graphic Design Doctor' as it makes fun out the stereotypes I grew up with as a young British Indian.
I was constantly told that I should find a career in being an Accountant, Dentist, Solicitor, Lawyer or a Doctor - not that there's anything wrong with those careers, but it just wasn't me!
Why should I be told what to do? Especially by people that don't talk to me half the time! Luckily I have very supportive Parents that told me I should study whatever I wanted to and I did just that.
The most common thing I used to get asked is: 'Why aren't you studying to become a Doctor dear?' which totally used to piss me off! (Pardon my French) Its not only Doctors who use scalpels!!! Us Designers preform major Design operations that involve scalpels in order to create a beautiful world.
Is this just an Indian thing or have any of you guys experienced this? (I'm hoping to start adding my design work and other creative things I've been doing.) x