[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.
    dovely@dovely.com

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  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.

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  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.

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  4. Ellen Turner

    JLudlam:
    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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