We all know … there are A LOT of web designers out there. SUCCESSFUL ones distinguish themselves by offering outstanding customer service, excellent communication skills, and the ability to see the vision of what a customer wants.
Other Traits of Successful Web Designers
:: Meeting Deadlines – Clients want dependability when it comes to meeting deadlines. Clients run businesses and are expected to deliver products and services when promised. It should be no different for a web designer.
:: Professionally Designed Product – There are a number of real case stories that tell about business owners who hire web designers and are presented with websites that are poorly constructed or amateurish. A fine web designer offers the best designs and coding possible.
:: Able to Make Changes in a Single Bound – Not Superman, but a good web designer is quick on his feet as far as last minute requests from clients.
:: A Sense of Humor – While this quality won’t be taught in Web Design 101, it does help to have a good attitude and a sense of humor. Web design is not just about programming — it is a business dealing with people.
:: Minimum Tech-Speak – Clients want good results. Communicate to them as non-web designers.
Time is money
Successful web design is a combination of talent, communication, and good people skills. Talent can always be improved upon. Clear communication with clients is crucial in producing a good product.