A Web Designer develops and creates the look, layout and features of websites and associated applications. This position requires a strong proficiency in graphic design and computer programming. Web Designers work closely with development managers to keep sites up-to-date and relevant to their audience.
Web Designers need education in computer technology and website design to be competitive in the job market.
A Web Designer’s job duties might include writing and editing content, designing layout, understanding technical requirements, updating sites, backing up information and troubleshooting or fixing problems.
He or she has to have knowledge of web design software, such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Paint Shop Pro. A Web Designer must also understand web development languages and possess graphic design skills.
Web Designers need education in computer technology and website design to be competitive in the job market. Generally, a degree in web design and interactive media is preferred. However, some web designers can still succeed without advanced schooling as long as they have a strong portfolio and experience.