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