I LOVE web design and development. I just do. If I were a millionaire I'd still be doing it. I have been in IT for 20+ years, mostly in web design. I started off taking a single course at a community college. It was a birthday present from a friend. The professor billed the class as "Web Design Using FrontPage" which we actually used the very last week of class. She made us hand code everything in notepad or wordpad. To this day I can quote the code to build out a basic page. I graduated from Notepad and Frontpage and moved into Dreamweaver. It's an awesome program. I taught myself whatever I could, taking classes here or there when I couldn't find books to study from. I love learning new technologies.
Several years back while working at one former employer I was asked if I had any interest in mobile. I had been studying some on my own and was really interested in doing more with it. I was given the opportunity to build out an app for a tv station. Nobody else seemed to want to learn it, so I did. When I left not only had I built out 52 apps for iOS and Android, but also for Amazon and been a project lead for an iPad only news app. I built out my own app in Titanium Appcelerator as a proof of concept for the employer that we could actually build apps in-house. Since then I have worked on a number of proprietary apps in various platforms including Xcode, Android, PhoneGap and Titanium Appcelerator.
I am certified by Google as a Google Analytics Expert as well as Mobile Sites Expert. And I am working on my certification for Drupal from Acquia Drupal.