Hi Guys. I'm new here.... I have some questions, which are mainly focused on what I need to know about Graphic Design to have a career in the industry. This is in terms of being a Freelancer, or becoming a Junior Designer for a company. Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat. - I assume you can get by just fine knowing these as a Freelance Designer (you just keep away from the interactive stuff)? - As a Junior Designer would you be expected to know much interactive design software related to Websites / animations? General design knowledge: Colour, Layout, Typesetting etc etc.... Other Stuff: Printing processes, file types, formats, etc. 1. Am I missing anything? 2. How long do you think it would take to learn the above to a standard in which a company would be happy to employ me as a Junior Designer? I get that you will likely need a degree and a good portfolio. I am thinking of spending 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week learning this stuff and I already have a basic knowledge of Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as design principles/rules etc. What I feel I need to do is to know the general picture of what I need to learn, what is important, understand how much there is to know about design software, and how much knowledge of it is satisfactory to an employer. As well as the general day to day jobs of your average Graphic Designer.