To be a pretty terrific web designer takes a whole lot of skills, a dash of hard work, and a wee bit of patience. As the industry is growing rapidly, it is getting harder and harder for web designers to put themselves out there and be noticed. We’ve compiled a short list of things to focus on to help you on your way to becoming the best you can be.
Understand the Difference Between and Importance of Soft and Technical Skills
And accept the fact that neither one or the other is more important. Tech skills are the skills you need to get the actual job at hand done, whereas soft skills are those little tricks you need to master in order to get along with the day-to-day.
Follow Your Mentors
If there is someone you really admire in the world of web design, be sure to learn from them. Anyone will tell you that getting to the top is not only technical skills, but it takes a whole lot of hard work and dedication. Success is a lesson best learned from those who already walked the path you are on.
Keep Your Portfolio Fresh With Your Latest Work
Nothing screams incompetence or ignorance more than a dated portfolio. ”Wow” your prospects with a portfolio that is jam-packed with all your latest work.
Be Relevant in an Ever-Changing Industry
You should probably be fully aware of the pace at which things change. Yes, it is a rat race, and yes, you are competing with millions of others. Keeping your tech skills up-to-date will ensure you are current and relevant and know what is happening in the world of web design at all and any times.
Know your Weaknesses
If you have a weakness you are aware of, work on it. Practice makes perfect they say and it is true. If you suck at CSS, sharpen those skills. If you are terrible at client management, make a point of interacting often and clearly.
Remember, skills, a dash of hard work and a little bit of patience. If you have some pizazz in the mix, you are good to go! Keep those skills sharp and you should be well on your way to becoming a better web designer.