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
4.0 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Web Designer make?

Confident
$64,364 /yr
Total Pay
$59,471
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$4,893
 /yr

Additional Pay

$64,364

 / yr
$42K$100K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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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.

Web Designer
$64,364/yr
Senior Web Designer
$104,785/yr
Web Designer

Years of Experience Distribution

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

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”

PearsonPearson
Web Designer
Dec 22, 2022

“This is great for people who enjoy reading and have an understanding of English writing.”

BatesvilleBatesville
Web Designer
Dec 14, 2022

“I have just started with Batesville and so far everyone on my team is awesome to work with.”

Newfind LabsNewfind Labs
Web Designer
Aug 1, 2022

“Flexible schedule allowed me to work from home regularly and at hours that worked best for me.”

HCLTechHCLTech
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.”

NascentureNascenture
Junior Web Designer
Oct 28, 2022

“I'm doing internship here and i must say that environment of this company is really good and staff is very cooperative with each others .”

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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:
  • Visual Designer
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Artist

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.

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Visual Designer
$73,524
25% skills overlap
Art Director
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Graphic Designer
$47,116
25% skills overlap
Production Artist
$45,453
25% skills overlap

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