Web Designer

As a Web designer you will be using creative skills and software to design and build aesthetically pleasing and user friendly websites that fit customer requirements.

What do Web Designers do ?

Web designers plan and create web pages, using both technical and non-technical skills, producing not just the look of the website, but determining how it is expected to work as well. They translate needs of clients and users into concepts, choose graphics, colors, layout and fonts to present the content and use appropriate software to design the layout of the website. Web designers may also be responsible for maintaining and updating of an existing site.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Meeting clients to identify their needs
  • Checked Drawing up detailed website specifications
  • Checked Researching current design trends
  • Checked Presenting initial design ideas to clients
  • Checked Choosing fonts, colours, graphics, animations and manipulating digital photographs
  • Checked Designing sample page layouts using designing software
  • Checked Working with other web specialists including web developers and graphic designers

How to become a Web Designe

Step 1
Take any stream in +2

Taking any stream in +2 would make you eligible for taking up undergraduate studies in this field.


Step 2
Take a Bachelors degree in any discipline/ BDes in Graphic Designing

You may take a bachelor’s degree in any discipline before taking up a course in Web Designing. Taking a BDes degree in graphic designing will be of advantage. The duration of these courses are usually 3 years.


Note:

You may take up Diploma or Certificate courses in Graphic designing and Web designing which are available in both online and regular modes.

Step 3
Post graduation in Web Designing

Post graduation courses in Web Designing is available in foreign universities. The admission requirements and eligibility criteria differs depending according to the institutions.

Web Design Colleges

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Requirements for masters in web design

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

Foreign (For admission into MA Web Design and Content Planning at the University of Greenwich , United kingdom)

  • An honours degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Working knowledge of computer operating systems (Windows or Mac OS)
  • English Language Proficiency :IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.

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Skills Required

Excellent Communication skills

A web designer will use their excellent communication skills to keep clients up-to-date on the progress of their projects also for pitching ideas and explaining their creations.

Writing/ Editorial skills

Ability to use words/ verbal skills is highly required for web designers as they might be called on to do some copywriting or editing for sites, especially if they are running their own firm.

Time Management

A successful web designer would always need to stay on top of their schedule and projects. It's highly important to master the art of prioritizing and tracking work to be successful in this field.

Computer skills

Web designers need to possess good computer/IT skills. They need to be familiar with designing software and tools.

Strong Analytical skills

Web designers need a strong understanding of consumers since the consumer behavior keeps changing. As web designers will encounter many kinds of audiences, niche markets, and clients throughout their career they should possess good analytical skills.

Creativity

Professional web designer needs to be proactive and creative as they will always contribute own original ideas and they do constantly come up with constructive and out-of-the-box solutions in order to meet their client’s expectations.

Industries

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Top Companies

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