A designer is a person who will design different things for you like, design furniture, clothes, websites, logos and name anything you can have it designed. The most highly paid designers are the car designers, they are paid in millions of dollars and they get to drive their own designed car. There are face offs of cakes and the best cake designers are paid with millions of dollars and they get offered different jobs. Being a designer sounds very cool but you have to be an artist, meaning to say that you have to be very creative to become a designer. Because if you see the logos on Mercedes and BMW or Coca Cola, you will see that they once had a designer who understood the concept and idea of the company and then designed a logo.
To become a full-time designer, you need to get degree of fine arts of learn different editing software which will get your creative side out. Having a degree is just a label because if you are not creative, there is no use of that degree. Having education is important as well, but being skilled is more important if you want to become a designer. So, even if you are doing a degree, you need to make sure that you are learning different software as well. You can learn by joining different training sessions and if you find it hard to pay for the fee of it then you can learn a lot of software online as well. There are several YouTube channels, who teach different ways of using different software.
Or you can simply mess around by using a software as well. If you are or want to become a clothes designer, then you can mix different colors on a piece of canvas and cut it like a shirt or anything you want. This will give you different ideas of putting up different pieces and making a new thing or you can simply collaborate a lot of things together and get a totally different idea. If you want to become a website designer, you can see different websites and their working, if you cannot code them, you can simply make them on different software that are used by different designers. You will just need to drag and drop things and even make buttons as well.