Chris Takakura Art Direction & Design
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In the early 2000’s, I have attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, for my undergraduate degree in graphic design. Although the school was prestigious and had a very good curriculum, it wasn’t without its faults. No doubt I learned a lot but I cannot say I will do it all over again. With that said, I am not stating that school isn’t for me, but I am very well aware that many people choose not to pursue higher education due to it’s costs and commitment. So what do you do if you’re one of them yet you want to be a graphic designer? Is it possible?

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This article talks about the very important decision and choice in attending art school, what to expect, and what you can do to prepare yourself. It also covers a good amount on portfolio preparation and how to organize your portfolio so it is at the most optimal state. Please note that reading this article doesn’t necessarily guarantee you that you get accepted, but just some points from my personal experience.

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Are you looking to get into graphic design as a career track? If so, this article may help you in regards to my experience as a graphic designer, the challenge and endeavors that await you, and the industry as a whole and what you should expect. Being a graphic designer is not for the faint of heart. You should not expect this career track to be all fun and smiles, because in all honesty, it is a difficult career track filled with competition and discipline.

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This article is based on a 2010 blog post written at that explains the best software to use for which type of creative projects. The article on the website has become popular since it was written. This article covers some of the similar grounds but with more detail and updated to the latest software version. Although the latest Adobe software is subscription based that gets updated frequently, the core features of the software and when to use them for what type of project has not changed.

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Chris Takakura