What Makes a Web Designer?

On a regular basis Brick technology receive phone calls from the general public seeing if we have any job vacancies available. One of the most common requests we have being a web design company is if there is a vacancy for a web designer.

If you are a web designer looking for a position within a web design company then keep reading. As a well known web design company there are certain thinks we would look for if we were in a position to need a web designer.

Although there is the common list of skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, AdobeFlash, PHP, XML, XSLT
  • Be able to show example/s of a live running website
  • Have experience in web/graphic design
  • Ability to draw by hand
  • Knowledge of UK design trends

We need people who can be inspired and who are open to various approaches presented by clients rather than sticking to one web design style.

In regards to the clients we would look for someone who would communicate well; communicating ideas and thoughts of how certain website features, colours and layouts could work is perhaps one of the most important skills needed for a web designer position.

Brick technology web design in Blackburn has a dedicated team who get off on what we do. Every member loves their individual role and gets excited about various client projects; it is for this reason that we would look for a web designer who would be passionate about his job. We need someone who is knowledgeable, creative, has experience but mostly someone who has patience.

Customers can be hard work sometime you do not need us to tell you this! People have different views and opinions on what is good and what isn’t good, what they like and what they dislike.

Web designers have to have patience; what you have designed may well be amazing to them but it might not be exactly how the client imagined. Web designers need to be flexible and also able to adapt to various client requirements and needs. The understanding that every single client is different is extremely important especially at Brick technology where all our websites are bespoke.

Web designers inspire clients and have the role of creating the best impression on website visitors; their role is an important one!

Web designers need to understand that sometimes their role within a web design company may extend and they may well be utilised for other items. 

We invite you to comment in the box below on what skills you would expect from a web designer or in particular what desirable traits in regards to personality would you expect from them?

For more information please contact Brick technology web design, Lancashire on 01254 277190 or email info@brickweb.co.uk.

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