The design field is a large area with no real qualifying degrees you need. Look at this man: Myron Griffing.
He attained a degree in graphic design and is now designing the interior of homes and is succeeding in it.
His clients say that he is very creative and also takes into account their ideas and what they like when he designs a room for them. 2 factors that are key in the design industry.
Another example is Paty Crabtree, who after attaining a graphic design degree went on to become a high profile hair designer. She said:
Experience is also not a huge matter. take me for example. I started working with zero experience in graphic design and self taught myself working for a digital marketing company. I am not a head designer or anything but I produce work that clients see and use. I am also paid and not working a free internship.
With practice and commitment one can be a self taught graphic designer- with hundreds of free youtube tutorials on just about everything you would need to know.
One great aspect of this field is the ability to be your own boss. Although it takes work and commitment you can be the author of your own schedule, work, and business.
From their experience:
“The road to self-employment success can be long and hard. You have to manage your time efficiently. Pay is irregular and insecure. You work alone and make brews for one. Get it right, though, and you’re free to be as discerning with projects undertaken as you are flexible with your working hours. You can set up office in a coffee shop or another continent – and there’s no cap on your potential income”.
I hope this gives a picture of how flexible the are of design really is (Note: design is still a hard field, but it may allow more freedom and control of your work).