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.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Web Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$58,517 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $59K
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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.

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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
Sep 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.”

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.”

Boxless MediaBoxless Media
Web Designer
Dec 30, 2019

“The staff truly cares about your personal development and will ask you what YOU want out of your experience.”

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.”

Bevko Vitamins
Web Designer
Feb 5, 2020

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

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

“People are nice and respectful.”

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Web Designer Interviews

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Art Manager
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38% skills overlap
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Frequently asked questions about the roles 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:
  • Art Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Product Designer

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