What does a Web Designer do?

Web designers create a website's appearance, layout, and its features and are experts on how to create web pages that a client’s target market will relate to. They use graphic design and computer programming during their projects, and they cover all aspects when creating a website, including look, feel, or theme.

Web designers meet with a client to assess their needs and consult with them to plan how to best create the project and maintain the finished product. They help clients select a website's appropriate colors, fonts, layout and suggest relevant images and esthetics. They write and edit website content, and design web page layouts. They determine the website's technical requirements, and will update the site as needed. They also create backup files for the site and are called upon to solve any coding problems that may come up. Web designers also test and improve the website's design and its elements and will establish design guidelines, standards, and best practices. Web designers have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in computer graphics, web design, or related fields, and need proficiency in programming skills and HTML, CSS, and software including Adobe Suite.

What responsibilities are common for Web Designer jobs?
  • Consult and execute along technical, analytical, and tactical dimensions among complex and rapidly changing business needs as prerequisite.
  • Confident in working, consulting and liaising directly with clients and internally to develop and support on scoping, requirements gather, estimating and proposals.
  • Liaise with marketing and design teams to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Prepare course descriptions, outlines, and other material related to course.
  • Create wireframes, rapid prototype, user interfaces, and comp designs.
  • Ensure websites display and function correctly across multiple browsers and operating systems.
  • Create graphic products using Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other emerging applications to perform image and photograph retouching.
  • Collaborate with web development teams to enhance recommended customer products.
What are the typical qualifications for Web Designer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer science, engineering, information systems or information technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, UI Design, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, XD, and JAVA software and systems.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Comfortable using collaboration to create mockups.
  • Experienced with responsive design.
  • Strict attention to detail.
  • Able to walk clients and customers through the process and assist with user flow questions and issues.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Web Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,077 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$35K
Median: $54K
$83K
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Web Designer Career Path

Learn how to become a Web Designer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Web Designer
$54,077/yr
L3
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
9%
2 - 4
70%
5 - 7
11%
8+
10%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Web Designer Insights

Read what Web Designer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Sourcecube TechnologiesSourcecube Technologies
Web Designer
Sept 11, 2021

“Good working techniques and experience Seniors..Management is all good I am satisfied working in Sourcecube Technologies”

HCL TechnologiesHCL Technologies
Web Administrator
Oct 9, 2020

“I have been working for 6 years and there's no any significant salary increase in promotion.”

AIDS Healthcare FoundationAIDS Healthcare Foundation
Web Designer
Dec 3, 2020

“Everyone was super helpful when I first started working here and I enjoy my time here still.”

Appzia TechnologiesAppzia Technologies
Senior Web Designer
Jul 12, 2021

“It provides a good platform for career growth where talent and hard work are recognized and appreciated.”

SincroSincro
Web Design Specialist I
Feb 3, 2022

“If you are a fresher then its a good company to start your career in IT.”

Siddhi InfosoftSiddhi Infosoft
Sr Web Designer
Apr 7, 2022

“If you're starting off in your career this is a great place to learn.”

Lttrbx
Senior Web Designer/Developer
Feb 28, 2022

“Excellent working environment and good for my career growth”

Bevko Vitamins
Web Designer
Feb 5, 2020

“Good for experience and good people to work with.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Web Designer

When working as a Web Designer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are HTML AND CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Javascript, Adobe Photoshop and User Interface.

The most similar professions to Web Designer are:
  • Visual Designer
  • Art Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Artist

The most common qualifications to become a Web Designer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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Visual Designer
$68,583
25% skills overlap
Art Manager
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Graphic Designer
$48,866
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Production Artist
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