Just joined the forum, and would like to say a big hello to everyone on here.
Im Jon, a designer from Bristol in the UK. I quit my job about a month ago to retrain in web design, coming more from the traditional backgrounds of print, typography, branding, illustrating etc.
In my previous job we had just started to use Webflow in the business for lighter marketing websites, leaving the developers to the more challenging stuff. I found much of my job was still being taken up with more traditional creative paths, yet I yearned to be working more on the digital side.
Having trained up in the basic form of webflow (about 10-20% knowledge), enjoying it so much that I decided to make a career change and become an expert in the software (lot of hard work ahead ha haa!!). Having only just scratched the service researching creative/technical capabilities of webflow, exciting times lie ahead.
Thanks for reading and any career advice would be much appreciated from anyone in the same boat, as Im still in the infancy of creating my path.
Plan is quite rudimental at the moment, like build my portfolio site then update my CV, basically learning what I can do creatively with the platform. Im not looking to go freelance full time, this is more to help my job prospects in seeking employment. Digital agencies from what I here talking to friends in the field, have already, or are moving over to these types of platforms instead of using old traditional forms of front end design.
Im not adverse to freelancing, but dont think Im cut out for it in the longterm.
Yeah, just need to figure out how to best use my skillsets and tie them in with the platform, even if some results are pretty abstract, its all about trying to break things, right…and see what comes out the other end!!!