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.
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.
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
- 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.
- Develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers. This can include work you’ve done on mock web design projects.
- Set up a blog or website to showcase your portfolio.