How to elevate my career to the next level?
January 28, 2009 8:53 PM Subscribe
I think i've peaked as a designer, help me find my next step.
posted by AMP583 to work & money (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a graphic designer working mostly in interactive web design. I have bachelors in fine arts. I've done a lot of print, identity, branding work in the past but mostly focus on web design and some development. I've always been interested in the strategic side of the web like information architecture or web strategy itself.
Though im currently an art director, i feel like i've hit a plateau in my designing abilities and salary. I would like to "elevate" my career in some fashion but im not positive how to do so. I'm aware i can go back to school specializing in HCI or get a Masters in Fine Arts in Visual Communications but what other fields/areas of studies are related to the Web that could build on my foundation? Are there other emerging cutting edge fields linking directly to web design/development that have a promising future where schooling pays off?
I'm interested in pushing my career to create more income and to posses a highly sought-after skill-set. But am not sure the investment of more schooling will necessarily pay off in the long run.
Though my questions aren't completely clear, any advice and suggestions are welcomed.