Career as Web Designer

Career as a Web Designer

About Web Designer

Web designing is an integral part of today's IT sector. Web designing is used for the creation and planning of websites. Generally speaking, web design is all about dealing with the development process of any website. From a career perspective, web design is a good option/opportunity for starting a career in the IT industry. Web designers design websites, web pages and web applications for government or non-government organisations, businesses, industries, and corporate firms to establish their identity online. To create a website structure, a web designer uses several things such as text, information architecture, images, fonts, colors, HTML, markup language and other interactive elements. In other words, web designing is the process in which a web designer enables visitors to access the web pages on a single platform with several links, images, graphics, texts, etc. 

Eligibility to become Web Designer

  • For taking admission in Diploma and Certificate Courses: Candidates should have passed their class 10 or class 12 in any stream from an accredited board.

  • For taking admission in Bachelor's Degree: Candidates should have passed their class 12 or an equivalent examination (Diploma/ certification) in any subject from an accredited board.

    • Candidates should have done 1 to 2 years diploma in web designing or 6 months to 1-year certification in web designing.

    • Some institutes/colleges do not offer any age limit for the diploma course.

  • For taking admission in PG Courses: Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in any stream from an accredited college/ institute/ university.

  • There is no entrance test conducted for Web Designing.

Types of Job Roles Web Designer

Web designers are required for diverse jobs. The following are some of the job profiles that web designers can take up after attaining the required skills and qualification.

  • Front-end Developer: The role of the front end web developer is to implement visual elements/effects that users see and interact within the web application

  • Back-end Developer: The backend web developers play an important role in the integration of work frontend developers do and they are also responsible for server-side web application logic.

  • Web Application Developer: Web application developer is responsible for website designing, modifying, coding and layout, etc. according to the specifications of the client.

  • Design and Layout Analyst: Design and layout analyst is a person who is responsible for the layout editors design and format pages or other materials for print or online use.

  • Senior Web Analyst: The role of senior web analyst is to create and maintain solutions using cutting-edge and advanced technologies.

  • Web Marketing Analyst: The duties of web marketing analyst are diverse, including the collection and interpretation of data in relation to online client behaviour, the implementation and development of website analysis, online advertising and search engine optimisation.

Employment Sector/Industry for Web Designer

After obtaining the necessary qualifications, a web designer can go apply for various positions in the private and government sectors. However, employment opportunities for web designers in both private and government sectors have similar requirements. The following are some areas where web designers can try their luck:

  • Advertising, design studios, media agencies

  • Software companies

  • Businesses

  • Freelancing

  • Educational Institutes

  • Publishing houses

  • Audio-visual media companies

  • Manufacturers

  • Department stores

  • Printing and typesetting firms

  • Government and quasi-government organizations

  • Marketing firms

Top Recruiting Companies for Web Designers

Some of the top companies and industries require skilled web designers for different positions. The list of some of the top recruiting companies for web designers are mentioned below:

  • Indo Asian Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.

  • IDC Technologies Solutions India Pvt Ltd

  • Interface Solutions

  • HCL

  • Value Media

  • Infosys

  • Mindteck

  • IIM

  • Cognizant

  • ORACLE

  • Lava

  • Virtusa

  • Wipro

Pay Scale/Salary of Web Designer

Web designers earn a satisfactory salary in different areas. Most companies pay extremely well to highly skilled and experienced web designers. The average salary structure of web designers is given below:

Job Profile

Starting Salary per annum (in INR)

Mid Level Salary per annum (in INR)

Senior Level Salary per annum (INR)

Web Application Developer

138,377

344,350

591,872

Web Designer

103,229

233,028

 504,961

Front-end Developer

177,950

434,850

991,516

Back-end Developer

116,013

235,167

 628,478

Senior Web Analyst

262,229

619,211

 936,237

Note: The above-mentioned figures are an estimate and may vary from individual to individual and company to company.

Books & Study Material to Become Web Designer

Since this is a professional course, and there is no entrance test to take admission, students learn about web designing while pursuing the course. However, here are some popular books that can be considered to enhance knowledge of web designing.

  • Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics by Jennifer Niederst Robbins

  • Web design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuerySet by Jon Duckett

  • Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning by Dan M. Brown

  • HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett

  • Web Designing: The Complete Reference by Thomas Powell

  • Principles of Beautiful Web Design by Jason Beaird

Pros of becoming a Web Designer

  • As a Web Designer, you can do freelance, which gives you a lot of freedom to work and the working hours are, therefore, flexible.

  • The demand for web designers is quite high these days as more or less all businesses have proper websites. Designing of these websites is the work of web designers.

  • Opportunities for web designers are not restricted to any one industry. They get opportunities from all types of businesses.

Cons of becoming a Web Designer

  • Since web designing involves sitting in front of the computer for long hours, it increases the risk of health issues.

  • The competition level is high as there many web designers in the market today.

Career path for Web Designer

In order to become a web designer, a candidate should have passed his/her class 12 or should have a bachelor's degree, or should've completed a diploma course in web designing. There is no entrance test conducted for Web Designing. The admission to the various institutes/colleges/ universities offering courses in web designing is based on the first come first serve basis. 

Paths for Being Web Designer