I’ve been learning web design on my own for four years and I want to make a living out of it.
I have learnt a lot of things reading web design articles and blogs and I even have a [Tuts+](http://tutspremium.com) membership, so I’m not sure if it’s going to be of some benefit getting a design degree, but I haven’t done too much stuff to “prove” my skills.
Actually, I made a website a couple years ago ([la-almohada.com](http://la-almohada.com)) and right now I’m re-designing a small blog for a friend (vicia2.com). Of course I also made my website ([condimen.com](http://condimen.com)).
Do you think is possible with my experience? Do you know any place to start, some internships perhaps? Or do you think I should get a degree?
As in a degree for Graphic Design? I wouldn’t go for a degree in Web Design as most classes are outdated. Students will even tell you this. It may help you build your portfolio but so can creating your own projects.
Education is great, but real world experience is the real key to being good at it. Another thing to consider that many company’s won’t hire someone without a degree, Microsoft being one of them, regardless of the position. Also, college makes us appreciate hard work, and I honestly couldn’t have done all I have without that experience. You probably should just do what feels right for you.