Then you need some skills, so you should take some classes and then learn some more stuff on your own.

What sort of stuff? Take a look at this ad for an interactive designer at MediaStorm:


The Interactive Designer will:

  • Design websites and interactive applications
  • Create graphics for world-class multimedia pieces

  • Create marketing products for web, broadcast and print

  • Conceptualize and document requirements for user interfaces

  • Work with Multimedia Producers and Project Managers to establish production timelines

  • Participate in client meetings and design to their needs

  • Work with developers to implement designs and interfaces


The applicant should have:

  • A passion for design and a strong visual style
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team

  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines

  • Ability to work virtually and to travel as necessary

  • A strong appreciation for photography and multimedia storytelling
    At least two years of professional digital design experience, focus on interactive media a plus

  • Ability to use typography, layout, color, images, motion and interactivity to create strong designs

  • Knowledge and skill with digital design applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, etc.

  • Ability to work in Flash and HTML/CSS/Javascript required

Are you ready for the new journalism world?

Mark E. Johnson

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