Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. In the late 90's I decided to get an Associates Degree in Network Administration. In the course was a section on Web Design. I've always been a artistic person and so I was hooked. Shortly thereafter, I took a job with a local small business running barcode labels in their service bureau and fixing printers. I took it upon myself to redesign their existing, out of date web site. They were thrilled. I maintained it for a few years until I had the opportunity to really expand my skills by going to work for Monstercommerce/Network Solutions as an eCommerce Web Designer. There I worked with small to medium sized businesses to design and code web sites with a wide range of interests. Since then I have worked at Joyce Meyer Ministries and contracted with several local advertising agencies and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Most of my continuing education consists of watching or reading tutorials, working with experts or attending the occasional workshop. Other ways are to keep up with latest developments is to be tuned in to social media to find out what is on the horizon.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. HTML5, CSS3 and mobile development are the big things that are working their way into the web design field. Knowing these technologies is definitely going to be a must in the coming years.
Q. What are you currently working on improving?