Hello folks! I have a BA in Studio Art from a state school and have a few years experience with Photoshop and CorelDRAW. I do graphic design with corelDraw and looking to move to LA.
If I moved there I would probably look for a job that didn't require too much cs knowledge that was entry level and work my way up. (I would have to be able to afford rent though, that's the only thing!) It would be great to be in a bigger city with artsy people!
I need to save $$ for a better computer and the partial Adobe Suite.
My other option if I don't move to LA is to stay in the cheap small town, save up, maybe build a solid portfolio and try to land a job FIRST before moving. My friend seems to think the sooner I get out to an artsy area the better, plus I have nothing tying me down. She says it's about being there because in person it's easier to network.