Getting back into Graphic Design....



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For the last 5 years I've been an admin worker for a financial company, prior to this I did a BTEC ND at my local college. I had a few interviews for design agencies when I left college but due to the fact I had no office experience I was always unsuccessful.

I want to get back into Graphic Design, I've had a good read through the site and taken a lot of info from it. Going back to college full time isn't possible, I need to keep working full time so could only do a part time course if it was in an evening. Would I be frowned upon for only having an ND by employers?

I'm looking into doing some design work for my sister (logo, letter head, biz card etc) and hopefully other people to beef up my portfolio, problem is I'm looking at second hand ibooks and not sure what minimum spec I need!? :embarassed (just got a pc at the mo and hate it!) I'm experienced in photoshop and illustrator with some knowledge of quark and freehand, any other packages I should be investing in?

Any help, tips and advise would be greatfully received :)



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