[before_listing id=200 images= youtube=null] Full time graphic design student. Torn between design which, is a profession of marketing useless things to people and giving it all up to live more harmoniously and less stressed off the land.[landbuddy_listing id=200 youtube=null]

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4 Responses to “Graphic Design vs. Living off the land”

  1. Dovely

    Did you ever find your place? I was checking the posts to find others in NC. I’m located 26 miles north of Greensboro. I have a 1/2 acre urban farm with goats, chickens, ducks, bunnies and a 30′ x 32′ greenhouse. It’s amazing how much one can produce on a half acre.

  2. aringofbrightwater

    Can’t help with your dilemma I have one of my own but I can understand you not wanting to be a slave to your job and employer.Just a bit of free advice – do it now before you get sucked in to the treadmill and yoked to a mortgage. And, is there anyway you can use your graffic design skills in the off-grid field to help you get what you want? tried mailing some of the companies who trade in the off-grid and sustainable tech market or working for yourself? These days you can work pretty well anywhere there’s a cellphone signal if your work is computer based-I do-you would not be marketing ‘useless things’ and getting closer to realizing your dreams…just some thoughts!
    Whatever you do , hope it works out.

  3. Mike Finklestein

    Hey man. I’m a graphic designer myself — didn’t go to school for it but I’m a moderately successful freelancer. I don’t even know what this site is yet but yours was the first… post I saw. Just saying, even though all the real money is indeed in bolstering greedy capitalist agendas, I think we’ve got a better shot than most at living fulfilling lives. I’m trying to establish a niche as a designer specifically for bands, for instance. I currently only work for independent ventures and not-for-profits… it’s a start.

  4. Ellen Turner

    Yep…kick the gd industry in the ass. Live off the land, if you can do it. My 5th year in the industry..showed me how useless all this design stuff was..but I haven’t been able to find another way out. I am now 62 and not able to find any work in any field anyway…biz do not want to hire older people. Good luck!

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