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Web Design and Development Certifications and Associations

  • # June 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Hey,
    I was just wondering today. I have a Bachelor’s in Graphic Interactive Communications and have experience in it as well, but how can one bring it up to the next level?
    I know there are Web Design and Development certifications and associations that can give one an upper edge and credibility.

    For Graphic Design, AIGA is a good Association to belong to, but this is the only one I know of, and Adobe certifications.
    So I must ask you:
    Are there any certifications or associations that you know of which give one more authority or credibility, and are they worth it?
    What do you think?

    # June 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Definitely not worth it, in my opinion. They are just companies trying to squeeze money out of people. Your work should speak for itself. I work in an office where the majority of people don’t have a degree of any kind.

    # June 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Actually, AIGA is highly regarded. The same with TDC (Type Directors Club) and SOTA (Society of Typographic Aficionados). As far as certifications, they’re pointless.

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