Is it possible to do self-study?

Hello! Today I heard an interesting opinion that the main mistake of the novice designer - the desire to learn independently.
Is it really so?
The bottom line: I'm a design addicted for over a year, but during this time I had actual orders for money, only my head and a couple of startups. All the information I am myself, the same Habr, YouTube, various articles, and so on.
It is important to have a professional mentor? Or all this spread appropriate courses of additional education?
June 14th 19 at 20:07
8 answers
June 14th 19 at 20:09
Self-study - this does not mean that I sit and think how would salisylate in solitary confinement.

That means reading books, watching video, maybe I and lots and lots of practice and gugleniya specific nuances.

The problem of learning one or a bad motivation to study (not the motivation, when "I am ready to study 20 hours a day, I have a quick brush up to 21 days to become a Lord and live the gods), and the motivation, when years develop. All my life something new to learn.
Well, adequacy. If banging your head against the wall for too long, so it is necessary to look for the approach from the other side.
June 14th 19 at 20:11
can. it all depends on You.
June 14th 19 at 20:13
A professional mentor can actually give you very much. But learning also should be. Courses and additional education is not likely to give you a proper level, do good courses meager amount. Need working professional who makes the design, not on running courses.
June 14th 19 at 20:15
Can. For this we need a great desire. And will still be longer than in the offline command.
June 14th 19 at 20:17
My opinion is to self-learn NEED, if something very much like it, like it or not, you can self-learn and become the best in the business is POSSIBLE and without a professional mentor.

P. S. My opinion.
June 14th 19 at 20:19
all the same, well where the basis of the self-study is books even better when they are in English
and knowledge there obtained solid and less silly questions arise
June 14th 19 at 20:21
Each view there can be only 2 reasons:
1. Or the opinion of someone else.
2. The facts either.

Always ask yourself : on what is based the opinion of the one who expresses it? Now, based on what the opinion of someone you heard?

The closer to the facts - the closer to the truth.
June 14th 19 at 20:23
My experience and that of friends from the profession suggests that the best path is samonazvanie + the ability to communicate with Profi older. Ideal conditions for this when working in the design team. In my opinion, even if you aspire to working remotely, freelancing for that matter for some time, it is useful to work in a team under the supervision of a senior designer or art Director.

The second important point – the English language. Now more often translated interesting articles on Russian, but, nevertheless, enough remains in English only. Knowing the language and studying the English sources expanded the opportunity for education at times.

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