What does it take to become a successful web designer?

I was appraoched recently by the Rockwood School district about attending a Middle school career fair to talk about a career as a web site designer. I thought it would be a great way to give something back to the community.

I am putting together a presentation and thought I would share with you today the characteristics it takes to become a successful web designer.

  • Creative Ability
  • Technical aptitude
  • Eye for detail
  • Ability to improvise and problem solve
  • Love of learning…the internet is an evolving field with new technologies being introduced all the time. Web design is not a field where you can consider your learning ”done”
  • Self starter…staying abreast of new technologies, design trends etc.
  • Good communication and people skills
  • Knowing your strength: With so many technologies available you will have more success with and in depth knowledge of a handful rather than knowing a little of all of them.
  • Ability to multitask

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