What does a Creative 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.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Creative Web Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,527 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $61K
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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.”

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.”

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.”

NORCAP Global PartnersNORCAP Global Partners
Website Designer
Sep 4, 2019

“I had the chance to work with Ms Catherine; she was very helpful throughout the way.”

Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University
Web Designer
May 4, 2021

“People are nice and respectful.”

Cartmell & Cartmell Communications
Senior Web Designer
Aug 31, 2021

“manager was a little difficult and moody.”

Instade Business ServicesInstade Business Services
Web Designer
May 21, 2019

“Good place to work and friendly.”

Join to Hire
Web Designer
Feb 12, 2020

“My final project was so perfect to me and I was so glad I chose exactly Join to Hire company.”

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