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Web Designer

Combine creative thinking and technical skills to design a range of web-based content.

What's it like to be a Web Designer?

A Web Designer plans, designs, develops and prepares information for Internet publication with emphasis on the user interface, ease of navigation and location of information using text, pictures, animation, sound, colours, layout and data sources to deliver information tailored to an intended audience and purpose.

Web Designer

Tasks and duties

  • Planning and prioritising work schedule and budget for design creation and production.
  • Preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design concepts.
  • Using a variety of software to produce aesthetically pleasing and technically optimised designs.
  • Writing and modifying programming code.
  • Formulating and modifying designs to fulfil initial brief and any further client requests.
  • Articulating, presenting and discussing ideas with stakeholders.
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Web Designers interact with computers daily, sometimes working with programming code, and utilise a mixture of creative thought and technical processes to fulfil their design briefs. They work within teams in many different industries where there is a significant digital requirement. Web Designers may also work freelance.

What can I earn as a Web Designer?

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How to become a Web Designer


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It is possible to work as a Web Designer without formal qualifications, however many employers prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field. Around half of workers have a university degree.

  1. Complete a qualification in Web Design. This may be a Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) (ICT40120) or Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (ICT40815), Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (ICT50915) or Diploma of Information Technology (Back End Web Development) (ICT50220), or Bachelor degree majoring in Web Design.
  2. Develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers. This can include work you’ve done on mock web design projects.
  3. Set up a blog or website to showcase your portfolio.

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Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

With this certificate you will learn to design, develop and administer different types websites using a range of technologies.
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Diploma of Website Development

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build and manage websites.
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Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

This qualification prepares you for a career working in new and emerging digital media technology areas such as interactive design or online.
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Latest Web Designer reviews

Latest reviews from 9 Web Designers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Web design is may tougher in some cases but Good design is making something intelligible and memorable.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Information Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Web Development
The good things
Creativity is the main part of this Job. Every day work got the opportunity to work on different criteria. You have work with different layout and colours on every tasks. It's really interesting. The ...
The challenges
You have to think faster than usual to get the different creative ideas on every assigned projects. At the same time you have to satisfy the client needs. Most challenge is if design don't get approve...
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May 2021
Web Design is challenging and satisfying.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Information Technology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Web Designer
The good things
Being a web designer is both challenging and satisfying, the difficulty depends on the size and type of Web project you're working on.
The challenges
If you don't have a system in place to help manage your projects you can be overwhelmed when projects start to overlap.
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