Narrative Essay – Writing

June 2, 2010

Growing up as a child, I almost always took a great interest in technology. From gadgets to gizmos, they all caught my attention. The one technology I’ve always enjoyed the most, however, is the computer. I am capable of obtaining and completing many tasks and goals by utilizing this tool. With that said, I’ve recently set out to eventually become a web designer/administrator. In order to achieve this goal, I believe the right education, practice and experience, along with a solid network foundation are keys for success.

Education

When I chose to pursue this path, the first idea to come to mind was a proper education. As bold as it seems, I set forth to find a school that would fit my needs to obtain a degree. I began this search by first attending a community college. However, I soon became aware that I was in the wrong neck of the woods. Within a few months, I once again stepped out for the right education. After much research and interviewing, I settled on the Art Institute. I feel the Art Institute delivers the exact skills necessary in a format that I can relate to and understand with relative ease.

Practice and Experience

As with anything in life, it takes practice and experience. My goal is to become a proficient at web design, as if it were second nature. The only way I can achieve that goal is to dedicate myself to learning all I can about the industry. Since I began experimenting with online digital art, I have always felt at ease and content with my personal art projects. I’ve studied and taught myself many variations of digital art since I was introduced to it back in high school. Through practice and experience, however, my ideas have painted my lifestyle online to a virtual canvas. My knowledge gained at the Art Institute will help improve that picture to a more realistic atmosphere by releasing my skills to the industry world.

Network Foundation

With my many years involved with web media and art, I have already built a starting network foundation toward my future. Although education and experience are important factors for web design, a lack of communication with people mutilates the online environment into null. My research and communication with others associated with the field has helped me to better understand this concept. Much like other programs in the industry of media arts, the mass majority of web designers share an establishment of ideas and communication with each other both in the real and online world. Such connections have varied from PDA’s and interactive cell phones to social networking websites like Facebook. It is because of these tools and ideas that people like web designers can connect to each other more than ever to achieve a human network of success.

As a web designer in the future, an education, practice and experience, and established network foundation will all set the stones for my daily life. Education will still carry on after graduation as technology continues to change and be explored. Practice and experience will become a natural routine to follow in and out of the workforce. As for networking with others, it will deliver itself onto clients and clients of clients. These are the steps and elements to becoming a successful web designer.

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