Sometimes I ask myself if it is worthwhile, practical, or intelligent to study web or graphic design in these times: spending several years of all-nighters to turn in practical assignments, being evaluated, and exerting yourself in something that is already accessible to many people.
I graduated from a field that trained us as industrial/graphic designers, and later I chose to focus on web design and development. I came to work with techniques that today would be archaic, obsolete, antiquated, mostly because computers and programs were really expensive, difficult to access, and production technology was still in its developing stages. The web was in its beginnings and most sites had no design, little text, no colors, no animated gifs, and lacked any aesthetic focus. Not to mention SEO; the “S” didn’t even exist.