Uni didn’t give me the skills, portfolio & confidence to be a graphic designer
I have a degree in graphic design from one of the country's best universities, but in the two years since graduating I have found no meaningful employment and am forced to work in retail.
I feel my portfolio is the problem, combined with a lack of skills and confidence I should have attained at university.
My question is, how can I go about renewing my portfolio at this stage? Where can I go to gain the skills I am missing? Should I do a masters? I have tried engaging with personal projects in my spare time but with a full-time job this is difficult.
I have practically given up on the idea of ever being a professional graphic designer but any advice you can give me will be very much appriciated.