Bottom-line question: "As our rapidly increasing technology produces more
multi-powered individuals, are companies any more justified in trying to
hire artists who also code?"
I've always been fascinated by ads for someone who can do both graphic
design and, in his or her spare time "reengineer our world-wide network
topology" (loose allusion to an old Dilbert). Below is a reduced version of
the ad that prompted this. I particularly like the juxtaposition of "B/A
degree... illustration...Ajax... Extreme Programming Practices." I
understand that on this list, a few (10? 100? 1000?) such marvels exist. And
I understand that small companies are, well, small, and many of us in orgs
of all size contribute to all roles in some regard.
But I've always considered it idiotic to expect to have your branding done
by your ASP guy, and we all know this is probably under US$50K. I'd advise
any small company to use an agency of some sort if they need Leonardo, but
that's not my question. My question is, with our newer, very talented young
folks, is this becoming a more realistic expectation of them and/or the
employee market??? I'm doubtful.
Ability to develop web site graphics from scratch
Experience with ... ASP scripting.
Bachelor of Art (B/A) degree in Graphic/Web Design .
Ability to create illustrations
Experience with print design and color separation
Experience creating brand identities
Design print ads, online ads, and associated site landing pages under tight
Design, code, and standardize landing page,using HTML, CSS, and ASP.
Engage in detailed quality assurance activities that include proofing copy
Maintain internal documentation
Assisting with creation of brand identity materials.
Adhere to Extreme Programming practices
Collaborate with vendors and outside parties as needed for support or design