Hi James., Most of the skills mentioned such as excellent drawing skills, understanding of the technical side of font production, design skills in Cyrillic, Greek, and non-Latin scripts are partially developed during a masters program such as the ones at KABK or Reading. Education not being considered as a part of the experience, 2-5 years is a good period to further nurture them. We are expecting an understanding instead of expertise in each of them. Other skills are personality related. There are many designers who hold responsible positions with similar experience disposing their abilities to an awe inspiring standard.