I was an Amature web designer before 3 years. Though I don't have proper knowledge in designing I want to become a web designer and I called myself as designer.

Though I didn't attended any design colleges I have a very strong passion towards. I read lot of design books and practised designing continuously. In these 3 years of time I learnt lot of things and I designed few websites.

I have a strong knowledge in HTML, CSS and Jquery.

I learnt basics of designing, different ways of selecting colors and what they communicate, typography basics, layouts, grids, how to make design choices and even more.

I feel very confident now, that I can proudly say "I'm a web designer".

Since I don't have any proper training and everything I learnt is self taught I just want to assess how good I am and am I eligible to be a web designer?

This is one of my recent designed page for sample.

one of my recent work

This is my new logo which I asked for critique review recently. I used proper design principles and Workflow in order to do all these things.

I know that there are lot of things to learn and experience matters to become an expert. As a beginner am I doing good? and am I eligible to be a web designer? Is there any way to assess my skills?

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    I can call myself a chef tomorrow... even if I still burn 80% of what I cook. You're free to call yourself a designer all you want. Whether or not you get and retain clients is a different matter.
    – Scott
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 19:19
  • I didn't mean how to call myself. What I mean is am I doing good as desginer and how can I assess my skills?
    – bharat
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 19:25
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    @bharat, I think this thread is also worth taking a look at: How would I know how good of a designer I am?.
    – AndrewH
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 19:30
  • I think I'm looking for the same answer. But It didn't appeared when I searched. Anyway thanks for sharing the link @AndrewH :)
    – bharat
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 19:47
  • The many answers to this old question will provide you with a library of resources to develop your fundamental skills. Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 21:09

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Its not a regulated profession. There are no required certificates, education, or licenses required. Anyone can call themselves a Web Designer without legal ramifications.

If you can create a website, even a simple one, then congratulations you're a web designer. Beyond that is a matter of are you good enough. Note I don't say good, I say good enough. Not everyone is working on multi-million dollar projects but if you're good enough to take on small clients needing a simple "brochure website" then you're still a professional web designer.

Well now I've introduced another word, professional. That you can use once you get paid to do web design.

  • Ryan points out the critical part of the job: getting paid. If clients pay you enough to make a living and they're happy at the end of the process, you're good to go. If you want to be good at the craft of design, that's going to take a lot of study and practical skill development. Clients care about that, they just don't realize it. Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 21:05

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