Darryl Stevens

Darryl Stevens

Founder + Creative Director


digiTech Web Design, LLC

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduated High School.
Started partying.
Had a life changing spiritual experience.
Started my first company.
Hired my first employee and moved into our first office.
Landed our first enterprise client and tripled our business.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Bowie High School
Career

Career

Founder + Creative Director

I grow companies through innovative web design and development.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Design
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Being Creative
Being Creative

Day to Day

A typical day involves fielding sales phone calls, writing proposals, meeting with clients, supervising our design and development team, reviewing creative designs and wireframes, sourcing new talent, and generally growing the business.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

The most important factor any successful person should have is EQ: Emotional Quotient. This is the skill of intuitively knowing how to work with people of all different backgrounds in a manner that is honoring and respectful, making your employees and clients feel valued and known. In addition to the human element, learning how to be an intelligent problem solver who finds solutions to business needs is imperative. In my field, having an "eye for elegant design" is also critical.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Learn how to design and code on your own. Some of the best employees including myself are self taught. Even if you have a degree, they often times lack real world knowledge and experience. Teaching yourself powerful skills such as how to design in photoshop or illustrator, and code in various languages will ensure you always have a job and never have to look for work.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science
graduate
Graduate
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You shouldn't start your own company, you don't have enough money saved up."

Challenges I Overcame

Drugs / Addiction