I was a real estate broker for over 25 years, in Hawaii and Washington state. My career in real estate prepared me for web design and print work in many ways.
Marketing materials, accuracy in all paperwork, clear communication, client support, reliability and continuing education are some of the tools that I use today in my web design work.
I've been involved with web design and WordPress for several years. Some of my skills are self-learned, and I also had formal training at Seattle Central College in their Web Design program. I learned how to hand-code websites, then started using WordPress for all my sites.
I also do some basic print marketing design for my real estate clients, such as postcards, newsletters and flyers.
I use the Affinity Serif trio of publishing software -- Publisher, Designer and Photo.