There is NOTHING wrong with this approach. These programs are often 1 or 2 years. Just know what to expect when you walk out with your certificate in hand or on wall. Longer term programs like a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree are often 3 4 years, and offer a more in depth base to work from. Graduating from these programs give you a better chance of landing higher end jobs, but don't guarantee this result. Both short and long term programs most often offer a work placement into a related business/studio during or after your studies. This is very important for gaining experience which is often required for landing your first job. Some students get lucky, and get hired from the place they are doing their work practicum. Other students might even get hired before they even finish their program. Often schools will have good relationships with the industry in their area, and keep these businesses informed about their students. Sometimes schools will mention the businesses that they keep in contact with. From 1891 to 1896, William Morris' Kelmscott Press published some of the most significant of the graphic design products of the Arts and Crafts movement, and made a lucrative business of creating and selling stylish books. Morris created a market for works of graphic design in their own right and a profession for this new type of art. The Kelmscott Press is characterized by an obsession with historical styles. This historicism was the first significant reaction to the state of nineteenth century graphic design. Morris' work, along with the rest of the Private Press movement, directly influenced Art Nouveau. Jan Tschichold codified the principles of modern typography in his 1928 book, New Typography.

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Prospective designers may also choose to start their careers by offering freelance services and getting paid by assignment.