Do I have the skills to move on in design?
Helen is thinking of trying to get into web design
I have been working in a design agency for the last three years after re-training to become a designer. This is my first job in the industry and feel that although I have learnt a lot here I don't feel I am able to make any more progress. I feel that I have come to a point where I need to decide what my next step is. Unfortunately though I don't have a lot of confidence in whether I have the skills I need to move on.
I have been teaching myself html and css and, although I can build a website in this way, I don't think I am very comfortable just yet. I also have been learning Wordpress and have been on a couple of courses but again not hugely comfortable here yet either. Writing code doesn't come easily to me but I'm not sure if this is just because I'm fairly new to it without much experience or whether I'm heading in the wrong direction.
I'm mainly chosing this because I feel design work is growing rapidly in the digital side of things and it makes sense to go that way.
So I guess my question is what should I do from here? I could just apply for jobs anyway and see what happens. Or I could bide my time and learn more, but I feel that it would be good to go somewhere I can work with people with more experience.
Any suggestions would be welcome.