Web designer

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This wiki is in very early stages and is a work in progress.

This page contains all notes on Web designer over and above what we put in our career review. Read the review first, here.

Profile type

Exploratory

What is this career path?

What does the work involve?

What are the major stages of this career?

What are the major sub-options within this path?

What is it like day-to-day?

What are the people like?

Personal fit

Entry requirements.

What does it take to progress?

Who should especially consider this option?

Barriers

Career capital

Common exits

Culture

Exploration value

Role impact

Direct impact potential

Earnings potential

Advocacy potential

Job satisfaction

Alternatives

Past experience

Take action

Learn more

Next steps

Learn web design

The best online resource we found is HackDesign. The next best is SkilledUp’s list of best online graphic design courses for beginners.

Other courses and resources include:

Build a portfolio

Best resources

Remaining issues

Research process

Sources

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_design

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_designer

Existing Profiles

http://www.prospects.ac.uk/web_designer_job_description.htm

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/webdesigner.aspx

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/graphic-designers.htm

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm

http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/web-developer

https://www.wetfeet.com/articles/career-overview-web-design

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Web_Designer/Salary

http://study.com/articles/Web_Designer_Job_Description_Duties_and_Requirements.html

http://www.myjobsearch.com/careers/web-designer.html

http://www.martin.edu.au/outcomes/career-pathways/web-designer

Articles

http://webdesign.about.com/od/jobs/u/getajob.htm

http://designmodo.com/7-tips-to-start-a-web-design-career/

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/company-industry-research/web-design-careers/article.aspx

http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/web-designers-dont-need-college-degrees

https://www.sokanu.com/careers/web-designer/

https://www.techopedia.com/definition/23888/web-designer

http://www.skilledup.com/articles/web-design-vs-web-development-whats-difference

https://www.udacity.com/career-paths/front-end-web-developer

http://www.skilledup.com/articles/web-design-interview-haraldur-thorleifsson

http://visual.ly/web-designer-vs-web-developer

http://www.skilledup.com/guides/learn-web-design-course-guide

http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/blog/difference-web-designer-web-developer/

http://purewebmedia.biz/article/2014/03/19/web-design-vs-web-development-vs-programming

http://skillcrush.com/2015/07/07/decide-between-web-designer-or-developer/