Qualifications for Web Designers

Web designers combine form and function to create engaging and effective websites, microsites, social media initiatives, mobile applications, and more.

A web designer may or may not be an expert programmer, but most have some familiarity with common programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Web designers with sophisticated programming skills are always in particularly high demand.

The Adobe Creative Suite is a second home for web designers. They are experts in the latest versions of Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, and other CS programs. The broader a web designer’s knowledge of software, the more opportunities will present themselves.

A web designer’s goal is to create pages with eye-catching designs, uniform graphic sets, and functionality that makes navigation as easy as simple for end users. If a client needs it, a web designer may also create or upload content.

Good web designers are confident in redesigning existing pages or in creating new ones from scratch. They follow trends in design and technology, understand search engine optimization and user experience best practices, and generally know how to best present their clients to the world.

Many of the best web designers come from a background in graphic design for print. Degrees and training programs for web designers are available, but many web designers are self-taught. A strong portfolio, specialized skills, and experience are usually more important to clients than formal education.

Artisan works with some of the most accomplished and talented web designers in our field. We always have opportunities for web designers who want to stand out, work with high-profile clients, and go further in their careers. Contact us today to learn more.

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