Bobby Omari

Web Designer and Developer

Prostyle Web Design

Find me online:

“I'm a designer and a problem-solver; I help businesses identify their problems and create solutions.”

MY ROUTE:

The Roundabout Road

MY WORK LIFE:

Web Designer and Developer

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My work allows me to combine the foundation of PROBLEM-SOLVING and the interests of DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

I work from home, so they'd basically see me get up, get out of bed, get some coffee, fire up Pandora, and start working. My normal workflow starts with me getting myself organized and prioritizing all of my projects. Sometimes I'll go out to different businesses to do some consulting.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Overall, you just need a good eye and a good grasp on design and development. You also need a lot of common sense, and a general understanding of human behavior. Be able to listen to and understand people's problems so that you can solve them.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Web Designer and Developer

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Undergraduate -

What I studied NOT AT ALL RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School - Chino Hills High School
  • Undergraduate - Fullerton College, Business Administration and Management, General
  • Undergraduate - Irvine Valley College, bachelor's degree

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Be dedicated and try not to get upset. Know that nobody picks this stuff up quickly; it comes through practice and applied knowledge. Almost nothing that I do right now has to do with what I learned in school-instead, I've used programs like Treehouse to teach myself about coding and design-so don't expect to learn everything you need to know in school. At the end of the day, it's up to you to take the time to go out and learn these concepts.

HURDLES I OVERCAME

THE “NOISE” FROM MYSELF

“You're not as good as these other designers.”

HOW I OVERCAME THE “NOISE”

I spend a lot of time on Behance checking out other artists' and designers' work, and sometimes that can get discouraging. There are so many great designs out there that it's hard for me not to turn into my own biggest critic and convince myself I'll never get to that level. But once I get past that initial self-doubt, I let other designers' work motivate and inspire me to be better. Whenever I start to feel that doubt, I go back over my portfolio, see the huge gains I've made, and keep pushing.

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