Are You Ready to Be a Web Designer? A Checklist.
Q: When can I officially call myself a “web designer?”
A: When you’ve designed something for the web, of course!
Seriously, though. Here at Skillcrush, feeling ready is the most pressing issue on students’ minds. More than anything else, students ask: “Am I ready yet? How will I know when I’m ready for a freelance client?”
Even after months of studying and training and practicing, it’s normal to ask yourself when you are really ready to start getting clients. You’ve never done it before, and it takes a lot of gumption to go out on a limb and try something new. And if you’re on the outside looking in, it’s smart to check with experts or insiders before diving in.
Maybe you’re just considering getting into web design and wondering what you need to know. Or maybe you’re about to hit “Send” on your first email to a potential client.
Either way, I understand. You want to be sure that you have what it takes to do the job.
In case no one has told you yet: You can do it. You are ready. If you come across a problem you don’t know the answer to, there are so many resources at your fingertips.
But if you want to be
double triple quadruple sure, rate yourself on how well you know these skills that web designers use on the daily. Then, at your family get-together (this year or next), you’ll be able to say with confidence to your skeptical cousin Kate, “I’m a web designer.” Just consider it an early holiday gift from Skillcrush to you! You can be officially official now.
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