What does a Web Designer do?
Web Designers typically work for corporations across industries, but they can also work for web design agencies or as self-employed individuals. They work closely with software and marketing professionals to make sure websites are coded correctly and align with their company’s brand identity. Their job is to monitor user feedback and perform routine updates to website layouts as needed. They may also be responsible for writing copy for homepages or individual webpages as needed.
Web Designer skills and qualifications
A high-quality Web Designer candidate will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications. Most companies expect candidates to have a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or certificate in a technology-related subject. This will preferably be in web design, graphic design or computer science. Other skills and qualifications employers typically look for include:
- HTML and CSS
- Experience with design software (e.g., Photoshop)
- Understanding of UX/UI (user experience/user interface) design
- Knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization)
- WordPress development experience
- Good visual design sense
- Experience in responding well to clients’ design requests
Web Designer salary expectations
A Web Designer makes an average of $3,039 per month. Salary may depend on level of experience, education and the geographical location.
Web Designer education and training requirements
Web Designer experience requirements
Experienced Web Designers should have a portfolio of their work. This may comprise physical copies of screenshots from websites they have developed, or it may be a digital presentation of those sites. These should demonstrate the range of sites the designer has worked on and show their understanding of color, white space and other design concepts. Since you are looking for good visual design skills, it normally doesn’t matter whether the sample pages are from professional projects or personal websites. Candidates who have worked on high-profile websites are perhaps more experienced with a high-pressure environment.
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