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webTypo
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I suggest you read this:

http://99u.com/articles/14379/talent-isnt-fixed-and-other-mindsets-that-lead-to-greatness

and watch this:

http://vimeo.com/24715531

I think, like Kriskorn said, that you can improve your skills or get the skills you don’t have to be a better designer it takes a lot of time and effort you need to put in though, nobody has born with it.

For some it will be much easier to get there and I think we refer to them by saying they are talented.

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gbs
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Can design be taught? Yes of course. Don’t you see there are thousands of university with Graphic Design major out there? :D. Education is important. Only by keep learning and learning, people can achieve better results :)

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krafti
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design is just a process, everyone can do and learn it. there are other components like routine and experience which make you more efficient and powerful than others.

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rayoflightt
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Messing up with coding for too long can kill your design abilities. If you want to bring it back just forget about coding limitations and play in Photoshop. So my answer is yes, design can be learned to some degree if you have enough time for that.

On the other hand it’s not easy doing designing and programming all by yourself and achieve TF standards for both.

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webTypo
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Messing up with coding for too long can kill your design abilities. If you want to bring it back just forget about coding limitations and play in Photoshop. So my answer is yes, design can be learned to some degree if you have enough time for that. On the other hand it’s not easy doing designing and programming all by yourself and achieve TF standards for both.

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keep in mind Ben if you want to excel in design then you have to put coding aside.

You can’t beat a designer who’s focus is 100% on design when you spend 50% of your time coding and the rest designing.

This is goes for coding as well.

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DanyDuchaine
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It’s like anything else, you can learn to sing but it doesn’t mean that because you sing clearly, high notes etc that you will be able to touch people and create emotions.

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nCrafts
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It can be learned.

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