Hello! Great past posts - I've spent the past hour reading through some - very talented and helpful people here! Right.... so I went to uni and did a BA and MA in English lit and philosophy - and ended up working in a marketing agency in a very uncreative role. After a year here I've decided I want to teach myself all the relevant software and become a digital designer (I'd prefer to do print, but digital seems to be the way forward - any opinions on this?) I've gone part time to really ensure I have the time to take this seriously - but do you think all the resources online are sufficient to teach yourself how to design? I've had my eye on a course offered by shilington college: Graphic Design Courses & Classes ? London & Manchester | Shillington College UK which looks amazing but costs a small fortune! Any past pupils or any other more cost efficient but brilliant courses available in london? Also, are there any people here who have built a successful career as a designer with no formal training in the past? And... any useful suggestions for websites/magazines/blog that teach/discuss/inspire etc... would be very much appreciated! Thanks all! And hello.