Join Justin Putney for an in-depth discussion in this video Acquiring skills, part of Responsive Design Workflows.
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You're probably aware by now that working in digital media requires constant…growth and learning.…There are three directly motivating factors to acquiring new skills: the…possibility of greater pay, more career options, and the chance to enjoy…your daily work more.…If you can find something within your work that you really enjoy, you will…naturally seek ways to improve your skills, which will make you more valuable to an employer.…There are also secondary benefits of acquiring new skills, such as the ability…to take new types of projects, and new clients, and improved workflow, or reduce…costs from no longer having to contract out a certain skill.…
So when does it make sense to take on a new skill?…If you are busy, will it make you less busy?…It might help to figure out a particular problem before settling on a…particular solution.…For example, do you have to contract out simple CSS edits on an ongoing basis?…Maybe it's worth learning some basic CSS.…How soon will you see a benefit?…Well, in the case of learning the CSS, you'll probably see a benefit immediately.…
- What is responsive design?
- Understanding concepts like scaling and interaction mediums
- Building a team and explaining job roles
- Planning for color and typefaces
- What developers and designers should provide
- Setting client expectations
- Working with a budget
- Investigating design solutions
- Hiring team members and contractors