There aren't many self-taught graphic designers around - I'm one of the few, and there will be even fewer of us in the future. With the huge number of design graduates arriving on the scene each year looking for work, why would any employer want to take a chance on someone without a degree? Today, anyone without qualifications who wants to be taken on by a studio will need plenty of luck.

Well, I got lucky. I landed a job as a copy-checker in a big studio in the pre-digital era. One of my tasks was to give a final inspection to what was then called, variously, 'flat artwork', 'mechanical artwork', 'camera-ready artwork' and 'paste-up'. These terms will sound mysterious to anyone who has grown up in the digital world of Macs and DTP software, but for designers who were working before the early-to-mid- 1990s, these names will resonate, even if physical artwork itself is a fading memory.

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