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How long does it take to get good at Web Design?2:24 with Treehouse
This question comes from Barry Le Bombe in the Treehouse Facebook group, "How long does it take to get "good" at web design?"
[treehouse, Teacher Q&A] 0:00 [How long does it take to get good at web design?] 0:05 [answer by Nick Pettit] 0:07 How long does it take to be good at design? 0:09 It really depends on how much you want to put into it 0:13 and what you want to call good. 0:16 I think to be employable, 0:19 you should probably at least educate yourself 0:22 for a couple years, 0:25 but if you're coming from another field, like printmaking, 0:28 the transition might be a little bit easier. 0:31 [answer by Allison Grayce] 0:34 It's such an abstract, kind of subjective question. 0:36 I think assuming you're good at something 0:40 is a dangerous place to put yourself in. 0:43 There's always going to be a designer who is better than you, 0:47 an artist who is better, 0:51 so I think kind of just always pushing yourself 0:54 to get better-- 0:57 I don't really think that there's a point in your career where you're good at something. 1:00 [answer by Amit Bijlani] 1:03 There have been a lot of projects. 1:05 It's hard to kind of pinpoint one. 1:07 I think every task that you come across 1:10 has its sets of challenges 1:13 that you have to overcome, 1:15 and if you are not actually working on projects that are challenging enough, 1:17 then I definitely recommend you take on projects that are challenging 1:20 and push your limits and want to take you to that next level 1:24 in your career, where you're not just doing things 1:27 for getting by or just for the satisfaction of it; 1:31 you're doing it so that you are pushing your limits 1:35 and testing your boundaries 1:38 and learning that stuff that you didn't know before. 1:40 [answer by Jim Hoskins] 1:43 514 days--that's it. 1:45 You're done. You're set. 1:47 No, I don't really know. 1:49 I feel like I hope I never 1:51 get to the point where I'm like, I am good at web design and done. 1:54 For me, it's about learning and always improving my skills, 1:58 and I'm definitely not at the point where I think I'm really good at anything. 2:02 I'm good at some things, obviously, but I always strive to be better, 2:06 so I don't really know when that date is that you're done. 2:10 I suppose, when you're done, you're ready to retire, I guess, 2:13 because if there's nothing else to learn, then why bother? 2:17 [treehouse] 2:20
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