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Be a Web Designer

By February 5, 2013

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Some folks concentrate on print work. Others focus on Web work. Some do both. If you're a print designer and you want to expand into Web design, there are some things you need to know before making the transition. Some of your skills will transfer over quite nicely. But there are additional skills you'll need to acquire beyond knowing what colors look good together and which end of the font is up. You could (and probably should) start by creating your own Web site. That's a good learning ground as well as being the first piece in your Web design portfolio.

Do you do both print and Web design? What are some of the advantages or disadvantages to doing both and does it enhance your employability?

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February 7, 2008 at 8:48 am
(1) Kathleen says:

I am a print designer but have done web design as well. I can tell you from the job boards that I’ve seen over the past couple of years, that companies are wanting BOTH print and web–it’s certainly cheaper to pay one person instead of two. And, from a branding/marketing standpoint, it makes it easier to keep the continuity amongst all the pieces of a company’s identity.

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