In the Information Technology field, IT recruiters understand that development is typically are split between front and back end work. Some IT programmers even have both. If you’re interested into getting into the creative (design) side of the IT field, technical recruiters advise you get started by studying the basics such as color, line, and space. These are some fundamentals that will help you enter into the creative world of website design. There are many different kinds of software you can use, but the most known is Photoshop. Of course there is some freeware in case you do not want to invest in Adobe programs right away since they tend to be pricey.
You can start by playing around with the software. Become familiar with the buttons and check out some tutorials. They can help you learn the different features available and what the software will allow you to do. Once you get more comfortable with it start looking around for some inspiration. You can find it all around you including your computer. There are many different design blogs that will concentrate on various design topics.
IT staffing industry professionals also recommend that you concentrate on fonts. Fonts will impact how you design as well as how you can work with the space available. There are many sites that will allow you to download fonts for free. In addition, if you are feeling creative, you can create your own font and use it to show off your creativity.
So if you have any free time these next few weeks, why not take on some tutorials and venture into the other side of IT development.
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.