6 In-Demand Designer Skills for 2019
When I started my design career, design teams tended to focus more on hiring someone whose skill set most closely matched the itemized job requirements, qualifications, and relevant industry. Nowadays, it’s a little different. Of course, we’re still looking for expertise in specific types of design, domains, and possibly platforms, but our requirements go further than that. We need attributes that enable solid teamwork, the empathy to observe and understand end users, a sensibility to connect the dots, and a superb soft skill to communicate and cooperate with outside teams and departments.
I can only venture to guess that these extended skills aren’t unique to Adobe and the Document Cloud Design team — but a requirement of today’s designers in general and a result of our ever-evolving digital landscape.
Here are just a few of the beyond-the-job-description skills and attributes we’re looking for in new designers.
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