29 Sep 11
hiya maz! i'm a multimedia designer which means i'm a designer for multiple media...like DTP (desktop publishing - usually for print material), web design, graphic & illustration and also 2D animation (motion graphics & visual effects)... from what you're asking, both are relatively the same. once you have a base in graphic design, you can branch out to any which way you want to....as long as you're comfortable doing it. at the end of the day, creativity is the most important factor that keeps a designer going. without creativity, you won't be able to perform the best that you can, and then you won't be in much demand, which would result in less and less job opportunities.. to me, the easier one is always the one that i'm comfortable with and which allows me the freedom to express my own creativity. when i get stifled by too many policies & regulations from the client's side, it becomes a hassle and a big challenge to perform my best....because the creative aspect is being restricted in so many ways.. get into a graphic line that you're really comfortable with....then you'll see how fast you can grow as a designer
29 Sep 11
hehe....it's a nice vocation, but the amazing bit comes with hard work & perseverance the cost of a formal graphic design course varies according to country & institution. but there are also many many informal ways for anyone to learn. check out this website (http://www.lynda.com/) there are a lot of tutorial videos and resources there, from the basics to intermediate and advance....i think that if you can get a good grasp of what is being taught in those tutorial videos, you'd be well on your way to being a good graphic designer some day
29 Sep 11
Graphic design is a wider subject than logo design, though the latter is included in the former as the first respondent noted. Logo design also includes aspects of marketing with colour choices (avoid brown, use blue; that kind of thing), brand recognition and so on.