Web Designer

Web Designer

Web Designers are responsible for the planning, creative, and production of websites including the design and layout.

A Web Designer will take responsibility for developing the design of a website including layout, required functionality, user interactions, and content layout. They may work internally or as part of an agency and could be responsible for either designing a full website or improving existing webpages. They’ll often work as part of a team to manage the overall branding of a business online and work closely with development and marketing colleagues depending on this employer.

As well as working with other design and development colleagues web designers are often closely connected to user research and use feedback from this to inform their designs.

Key skills

Web Designers need strong creative skills as well as the ability to communicate well and collaborative with internal and external teams. They may need to be work innovatively to create an engaging design and are often required to adapt to changing business and user needs.

The key technical skills required for these roles are web development skills as well as the ability to use a number of programmes to outline and demonstrate their designs.

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Web Designer FAQs

Do I need a degree to become a web designer?

Although the understanding gained in a relevant degree would be a great starting point for a web designer role there are a wealth of opportunities available to train outside of this including online courses which could allow you to start your career without a degree.

What is the average salary for a web designer?

The average salary for a web designer in the North East in 2022 was £38,300.

What progression opportunities are available for a web designer?

Working as a web designer could allow you to progress to a range of roles which could include expanding your skills to include more technical elements or to manage teams or departments.

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