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Old 06-24-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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I know this question sounds stupid. But I want to know, do I have chance to find a job?

In a couple years I want to come to the USA.

I'm a 30 years old, single man. For about 10 years I have been working in their field.

Mostly I work in InDesign and make books. Besides I work in CorelDraw, Photoshop a little.

Can you advice me something?
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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You will need to be sponsored by an employer who can proved there is no local talent available to do the same kind of work. Then, you would need to be one of thousands of applicants to get one of the small number ofvisas available. You must be eligible to legally work in the USA.

Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Chances are pretty slim. You do not have a critical skill and your position could be filled with local talent.

If you are part of the EU, your best bet is to find a job in the EU with a company that also operates in the US. Either that, or bring over enough money to start your own business.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: New York City
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There’s not a lot of demand for desktop publishing/typesetting in the US anymore. Technology and templates have killed the industry—and a lot of the work is being outsourced to places like India.

The people who get visas to work in the US are usually programmers, not designers.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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As a print-only designer, you will have a very tough time. The only jobs that will be available will be for small print shops. Most of the job postings for "graphic designer" require SOME web/digital experience, even if it's not a large part of the job.

You have a few years to plan. Pick a region of the US you are thinking of moving to, and search on Monster or CareerBuilder for the job that you want -- you will see exactly what skills they are looking for.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:27 AM
 
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I'm in the industry and graphic designers are a dime a dozen here. Whenever I hear someone telling me that they are going to go back to school to become a graphic designer and drop $20-$30,000 on a degree I try to talk them out of it.

The only graphic designers that I know making a living designing print tend to have a very specific niche. As an example, just got off the phone with someone who specializes in designing labels for retail packaging. Most of the graphic designers who work in house at a print shop generally are there to clean up the files for pre-production. So they really don't design much, just convert files, clean up bad artwork and the like.

I've actually worked with graphic designers overseas, you might be better off staying there and figuring out how to market your services online.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I know this question sounds stupid. But I want to know, do I have chance to find a job?

In a couple years I want to come to the USA.

I'm a 30 years old, single man. For about 10 years I have been working in their field.

Mostly I work in InDesign and make books. Besides I work in CorelDraw, Photoshop a little.

Can you advice me something?
The only chances are marrying an american or winning the DV lottery. Your chances are better in immigrating to one of the big Russian cities.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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Chances are pretty slim. You do not have a critical skill and your position could be filled with local talent.

If you are part of the EU, your best bet is to find a job in the EU with a company that also operates in the US. Either that, or bring over enough money to start your own business.
Look at his location. Kyrgyzstan is nowhere near the EU, it borders western China
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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Look at his location. Kyrgyzstan is nowhere near the EU, it borders western China

Just because it is written doesn't make it true.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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I hope not (and no offense). I can do those skills and so can many Americans.
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