Becoming a Multimedia Designer #1

Hey guys,

thanks for checking in.

So, if you read my posts or if you’ve been following me for a little while you’ll probably know that I went back to school three months ago.

If you’re new, here’s a short recap of the past year and a half:

  1. I moved back to Denmark after working in Ireland for a few years.
  2. I decided to go back to school to become a carpenter.
  3. I was involved in a car accident early 2020 and couldn’t do my internship as my body couldn’t handle it.
  4. I was on sick leave for about eight months.
  5. I stopped believing I could go back to work so I quit school.
  6. I started a new education and hopefully I’ll be a multimedia designer in two years time.

So yea, 2019-2020 has been crazy packed with ups and downs. I hope that 2021 will be better with Corona, school and my injury.

Making something good out of a bad situation

I’ve always tried to make good things come from bad situations. I’ve had quite a lot of ups and downs in my life and I believe it’s the same for everyone else, so I’m not going to keep crying about it.

Therefore, I’m going to make a new category on my page. I’m not totally sure of what I’m going to call it yet, but something in the likes of the title of this post: “Becoming a Multimedia designer #1“. The whole point of this category is to try to document and “comment” on me becoming a multimediadesigner – starting from scratch to hopefully becoming a digital nomad in a few years which I’ve made my new life goal.

Becoming a Multimediadesigner #1

I started school in September 2020 and hopefully I’ll be done in the summer of 2022 if everything goes well.

I had very little skills in coding, web designing and I knew only the basics behind color schemes, choosing the right font, how to do user research etc. I worked as a UI/UX recruiter at Google in Dublin, Ireland, so I have a little bit of knowledge about that but I was just recruiting participants and not the actually UI/UX part of things.

UI/UX and/or web design/web development

A core part of becoming a multimedia designer wether you pick UI/UX or web design/web development it’s important to remember that it’s all about how much time and effort you put into this. During these past three months of school I’ve learned that the beauty behind this line of work is that you’ll never stop learning and you’re only one who can decide how good you’ll end up becoming.

I don’t know which path I’m going to pick yet. I really do enjoy the coding part of web design and I’m naturally good at understanding what’s going on behind the scenes of web development and the entire process behind it. But, on the other hand I really do enjoy the aspect of doing user research and focus on the design of the website.

You can pick both, obviously. That just means you’ll have to put in more time. It’ll make you stand out if you can do both and I like the idea behind that.

Wrap Up

I didn’t want this to become a long post. I just wanted to let you know that a new category is going to appear on this page. I’m still at the beginning of this entire journey of becoming a multimedia designer. I just handed in my first project where we had to create a microsite for our local animal park for their christmas event going on in December – I’ll cover that in the next episode.

I appreciate you all being here. I hope you’ll like this new category. It’s something I’ve picked because I see a future in it just like I did with carpentry and I can’t wait to see what the future will bring for me.

Stay tuned for what’s going to happened. I’ll be back soon!

Take care,

Junior out.

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