I'm not a web designer. Talk to me about CSS Stylesheets and my brain fades over. But, I figure that in order for me to get any kind of decent job in London after graduation I'll need:
1. good contacts (which I have in Japan, but not in London, strangely)
2. good first appearances
3. good luck
In 99% of job advertisements they ask for samples of work. Seeing as most things are done online now, I set up my own webpage... However, even though I'm getting quite a few hits on it I don't feel as though its doing its job. For one, I dont think the Japanese text and English text is working together. It may put prospective English employers off, thinking I don't want to work for them. For another, the design is dull. And as first appearances count, especially in the world of design... my webpage doesnt cut it. They might like my work, but first I have to encourage them to want to go and click on the links to the side... At the moment I don't think its doing that.
I'm scared I'm going to get stuck in the same kind of situation I was in before I went to University. I'm still confused whether I want to be an Artworker or a Designer, but the idea of not being able to design anything again kind of makes me upset. ...But so does the prospect of no sleep, big bags and a beer belly.... Recently the prospect of being an Illustrator has also appealed to me... Even though that is a tough world, much tougher than Graphic Design.
Anyway, I'm looking for somewhere that I can buy a website from... cheap. Somewhere that, unlike wordpress, allows me to change the HTML as well as the CSS. Even better, somewhere that allows me to upload Flash files.