Multimedia developers create websites, online education tools, computer games, animation, sound files, graphics, video, simulations, and printed materials. These developers work with many different forms of software, such as Photoshop and Adobe Flash, to create high quality multimedia documents and programs. He or she work as part of a team and collaborate with other IT specialists.
Multimedia developers are responsible for interpreting requirements, designing layouts, researching information, deciding which multimedia tools to utilize, product development, and story creation. He or she may report to a manager, but may work directly with customers. Multimedia developers may create classroom courses, educational tutorials, quizzes, learning games, and/or interactive classroom tools for companies, educational facilities, or government contracts. Developers must stay up to date on the latest technology and trends within the multimedia industry.
Multimedia developers are required to have a computer science degree, should have at least two years of experience using programming applications, and should have at least two years of work experience. Other preferred skills include: experience with Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, and other imaging and publishing software; web design experience; multimedia experience; basic technical skills; communication skills; and customer service skills. Multi-tasking skills, and the ability to work as part of a team is also highly recommended.
The typical average salary of an experienced multimedia developer is about $43,150 per year.