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Justin Rose
Justin Rose
12,842 Points

Web design job info

Just curious if anybody has used their skills to get a job and if anybody has any pointers? I really like web design and development, i also like IOS development. how can i land my first job. what kind of websites should make up my professional portfolio.

thanks Justin

3 Answers

This really depends on what you want to do. I will say this though: Exposure, Exposure, Exposure.

I would highly recommend creating a deviantArt account to upload examples of your work. You also want to have some type of portfolio website you can link people to. If you don't know how to make a website or can't afford one you can use free services like:

https://about.me/ http://foliohd.com/ http://www.portfoliobox.net/

If you can land one you should REALLY look at getting a http://dribbble.com/ account (google for ways to get one) but if you can't there is an open alternative: http://loviv.com/

Basically you need to have professional examples of your work online. If you are looking for a graphic or web design job most employers you would WANT to work for will expect you to have viable examples of your work online - which means creating clear, well documented, professional mockups or screen shots of your work and keeping a portfolio on at least 2 major sites.

If you are looking for a web design job I would highly recommend creating your own website - all of this provides proof that you are capable of doing what the job you are looking for would require of you.

Just some tips. If you want more information let me know and I will post a step by step guide of industry recommended tips I've accumulated over the years. I am not a guru - I just spend way too much time on the internet and read way too many articles talking about these types of topics.

Justin Rose
Justin Rose
12,842 Points

thanks seth!! yeah them links would be great. ill get a portfolio account



I am also interested in such article/links... Do you have a twitter account or perhaps a way to contact you?