Multimedia/Web designer

THE JOB
 

developing all kinds of multimedia products

 

using different media forms, such as still images, moving images, texts and sounds to produce one product

 

developing a final product that can be a game, a movie, a website or a web application

TASKS AND ACTIVITIES
 

creating visual, sound and special effects

 

developing websites, videos, games, films and apps

 

integrating social media and videos into websites

 

creating products that are well designed and user-friendly

SKILLS
 

being customer-oriented, being able to listen well

 

being analytical

 

being able to work in a result-oriented way

 

being creative

 

being innovative

 

willing to continually develop professional knowledge

 

being able to think logically

 

problem solving

EDUCATION
 

Further study at:
- Web Design - QQI Level 6 component certificate in Web Authoring at the College of Management and IT
- Social Media and Web Design - QQI Level 6 component certificate in Web Authoring at the Carlow Institute of Further Education

SELF-STUDY
 

do your best at high school in the creative subjects and computer science

 

practise making videos with your phone or tablet

 

try editing videos with, for example, Windows Movie Maker

 

upload videos to online services like YouTube and Vimeo

START NOW
 

read and watch the stories of the role models on our website

 

Visit https://gradireland.com/ careers-advice/job-descriptions/multimedia-designer for job specifications and requirements

 

start practising with programming, for example via the following websites:

  • Bomberbot - 16 lessons with 300+ levels to learn to program at home
  • In the Daisy the Dinosaur app, you have the dinosarus Daisyo walk, dance, jump on the screen. You learn the principles of sequence, objects, loops and actions
  • ComputerCraft is a module for the popular game Minecraft. With this you can build a computer in the Minecraft world and start programming yourself
  • Hopscotch - This app for the iPad teaches you to program playfully by creating a script from blocks with commands. Hopscotch is based on the programming language Scratch