becoming a graphic artist
Hello all. I've been in advertising for about seven years, most of which have been in online. I have always been on the account management/client services side, but in the last year and a half I realized that I want to be involved in the creative aspect of the industry.
Since I have very little design experience, it's going to be hard to make the move without either prior experience or some formal education that's directly related to design. Any suggestions in regards what route to take? I was thinking attending school like The Art Institute or some other local college in the Denver area, or maybe just take some courses that can get me familiarized with the current software that designers mostly use.
Would love to hear any advice from veterans or those that have made a switch form another career into the creative field.
Thanks in advance.