I eventually want to get into game design as a career. I'm interested in game design, not level design, but as I lookup requirements for game design jobs I keep seeing that they need experience in 3d modeling and level design tools. Can anyone tell me how accurate this is and how much knowledge a person actually needs to be in game design.
Also, is UnrealEd a good, user friendly level designer for a beginner? I would also like to know how relevant it is to the industry. I'm interested in learning the programs that would help me out the most in obtaining a game design career, and was simply wondering is UnrealEd was a good option.