Are you having a hard time deciding whether to take up a web design program in senior high school (SHS) or not? CIIT, one of the leading web design colleges in the country, lists seven possible signs of a web designer in the making.
From collecting design pieces to being an organizing freak, these clues will surely reveal your identity. How many of these seven signs can you relate to?
1. You recognize font’s different personalities.
Do you spend more time choosing a typeface than finishing an entire project? Does a child-like handwriting font like Comic Sans make you cringe? Web designers understand that font choice matters. With many different fonts available, they are experts in finding the right typeface pairings to match each design. If you are like them, it’s a sign you’re born to become a web designer.
2. You see design in everything.
Have you ever gone to the grocery store and wondered what font designers used on a box of cereals you were holding? Have you bought a bottle of wine solely because you liked its packaging design? Have you judged a professional because of his business card or a restaurant because of its menu’s typography? If you’re a future web designer, you recognize that design surrounds you, and you just can’t stop your mind from finding ideas, lessons, and solutions through the things you encounter and experience. If you can see design beyond websites and user interfaces; then, becoming a web designer is part of your destiny.
3. You know “purple” and “lavender” are different colors.
Unlike ordinary spectators, you are aware of how huge the color wheel is and how different it is from the seven-color arc your teacher taught you in pre-school. You can tell between two shades of blue or violet, too, and can discuss the meanings of complementary and analogous color schemes.
4. You love gathering design elements.
Are you fond of collecting design elements and compiling them into a folder for future use? Examples of these are design pieces ranging from elements you created but did not use for certain projects to stock images that caught your eye. Do you treasure cards and invitations, empty but beautiful perfume bottles, and bowls filled with cool old matchbooks? If you answered yes to all these questions, you are well on your way to becoming a web designer.
5. You are a certified organizing freak.
You want everything in place. You love watching details and lining everything up in a pixel-perfect way. In fact, your craving for harmony and organization has stretched into other parts of your life. From how you stack your books on shelves and design your room to how you pack for vacation, you want every item to be in its proper place.
6. You stalk famous web designers.
Just like other creative fields, well-known web design influencers lead the way for new ideas or technical approaches. For a future web designer like you, however, you do not just look into these designers’ favorite color or hobby. You follow them on social media platforms and check out their tutorials. You stay informed about their newest books and upcoming conferences and dream of speaking to them someday.
7. You love to learn.
If you can see yourself watching endless YouTube tutorials on web design until 4:00 a.m, then you are really bound to becoming a web designer. It shows you understand how trends evolve and appreciate the value of gaining new knowledge every day.
Were you nodding along to this list? Then maybe you should become a web designer. You already have two essential things that make web designers good at what they do: the interest to be one and the desire to learn how to. Kick start your career by enrolling in one of the leading web design colleges in the country, CIIT Philippines!
Our SHS program offers specialized education for Grades 11 and 12. Our Information Communication Technology (ICT) track—a hybrid of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Academic tracks and Arts and Design—has three specialized tracks: Animation, Programming, and Media and Visual Arts (Multimedia Arts).
If you want to be an expert web designer, you may take the animation track. Besides web design, this track also fits those who love sketching, drawing and design, painting, photography, video editing, 2D or 3D animation, and social media applications.
For more details about the SHS animation program of one of the leading web design colleges in the Philippines, call us at 411-1196 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sources: webdesignerdepot.com | designcontest.com | designinstruct.com | artshub.com.au