Today’s successful designer is one who has a sort of multifaceted collection of strengths. They must combine visual aesthetic, skill, and determination with the ability to shift into a variety of roles - designer, copywriter, editor, illustrator, photographer, web programmer, art director, account manager, production artist, and more. With the shrinking of industries, it is indisputably evident that one has to be able to command each one of these roles and slip from one to the next with ease in order to maintain their value within a company. With the economic climate of the last several years, companies have grown to value their multifaceted talent, picking up those who can rise to and embrace this. The multifaceted designer will move forward. The multifaceted designer will succeed.