Keeping Up With The Digital Jones!

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Print Designer in a Digital World

Joelle Fhima-Berdowski - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 

WEB DESIGN, WORDPRESS, SOCIAL MEDIA, HTML, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN, GOOGLE+...UGGH, its all too much!!!  


How is a print designer like me suppose to figure out all these platforms and still function sanely in this digital world we live in?


I am a graphic designer who has worked in this field for the past 12 years and love what I do.  I found my passion late in life, but once I did, I was hooked!  I focused mainly on print, creating logos, brochures, business cards and more, but for the past couple of years I have noticed the trend in web design and social media growing exponentially and realized I have no choice but to get on this bandwagon.  To be honest, it is completely overwhelming for me.  To start learning again in what feels like a foreign territory, is CRAZY.  Yet if I keep putting it off, I know I will have missed the boat.


Keeping Up With The Digital Jones, is a blog about the challenges I face daily as a designer, a business owner & a mother trying to adapt in a technical world that is moving at cyber speed all around me.


While I have acquired knowledge in social media and web design, I am challenging myself to learn more, and adapt to this ever changing digital world.  Today there are plenty of resources available which allow a designer like myself to venture out and learn from others.  


Going through the process of learning new skills will not be easy, but by doing so, I will have opened up new possibilities in my business. 


So where do I start???  Well, I think right here!  

Blogging is definitely not in my comfort zone.  You would have asked me 2 months ago if I thought I would ever be blogging and I would have said "not a chance".  While I may have jumped in with both feet, I feel I need to get better acquainted with the do's and don'ts.


I have found 2 resources to help me with my first challenge.  

  • Lynda.com, which is subscription based website that has great online video tutorials.
  • HowtoBlogDesign.com created by Ro Little, who gives tips on how to create and design your own blog.

 

My hope, once I have tackled this challenge is to start blogging regularly and to keep learning one new skill at a time so I can Keep Up With The Digital Jones,


Cheers, 

Joelle





 


 





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