Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

How to Become a Web Designer

Web Designer

You will study the structure of web basics and how to design a functional and effective website.

Web designers have a creative side to their job, but they also have technical skills that need to be mastered. They need to be able to build a webpage from scratch, or revamp a current webpage to their clients’ needs.

Your day-to-day tasks include:

  • Meeting clients to discuss what they need and want
  • Preparing a plan and looking into links and site structure
  • Deciding on text, colours and backgrounds
  • Working in a team with others to complete a project

What do I need to start with:

You, obviously, need an interest in graphic arts, websites, and design. An interest in advertising would also help, as you can learn how to use design to appeal to customers.

What will I study:

You will study the structure of web basics and how to design a functional and effective website.

You can study at schools like:

What else do I need:

Web designers also generally work on a team, with a group of people so you will need the skills to be able to work alongside people and create something together.

Where are the jobs:

There are a ton of agencies that offer web design, in any part of Canada or the entire world. Remember, self-employment is also a very viable and popular option.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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