A web designer is responsible for web design, coding of a website that have a high visual impact. Involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website - how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance, update, and promote of an existing site. The role also involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions.
The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.
All other duties assigned by employer under reasonable grounds.
- A web designer's job may involve managing more than one web design brief at a time and allocating the relevant amount of time according to the value of the job. Typical activities include: meeting with clients, project co-ordinator for account managers to discuss the marketing objectives and requirements of the job;
- Write the programming code, either from scratch or by adapting existing website software and graphics packages to meet business requirements
- Test the website and identify any technical problems
- Upload the site onto a server and register it with different search engines.
- Have skills in web site and web application programming and graphic design
- have creativity and imagination
- be adaptable and able to pick up new techniques
- have good interpersonal and communication skills
- keep up to date with advances in computer technology and how this affects the business environment
- interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
- estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients;
- developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research;
- thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
- using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
- presenting finalized ideas and concepts to clients or account managers;
- working with a wide range of media, including photography and videography;
- proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
- contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
- demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
- keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash;
- keeping abreast of emerging technologies and programming languages, such as PHP, Mysql, Wordpress, Opencart, Muse
- developing interactive design, UI and UX
- commissioning printers, illustrators, photographers, and videographers;
- working as part of a team with graphic designer, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.