I am a web designer. I became interested in it when I was a sophomore and started teaching myself HTML. I eventually took a couple of classes in Web Communication...and here I am!
I love it. Advertising was fun, but I enjoy the web so much more. I would have switched majors, but K-State doesn't offer a web degree. The advertising background has its benefits, though. I look at lot more closely at content and the message being delivered than most web designers.
I also freelance in graphic design - logo work, web design and maintenance, wedding invitations and packages, etc.