I've never studied any kind of design before.
Everything has pretty much come from reading websites, watching YouTube videos and spending hours practising on Photoshop.
I started designing posters for our DIY punk collective Make-That-A-Take Records pretty much because no one else would. That's not to say i dont take it seriously or love doing it; i really do.
DIY ethics may not make sense to some, may seem idealistic and naive but it's what we do and who we are. I wouldn't change it for anything.