Web Designer

The goal of the web designer is to design a web interface: interactional architecture, illustrations, animations, page organization and navigation.


The goal of the Web Designer is to design a web interface: interactional architecture, illustrations, animations, page organization and navigation. This is an essential phase in the design of a site. The conception of a web design takes into account the specific constraints of internet support in terms of ergonomics, usability and accessibility.

He is called upon from the start of a project. He creates the site map as well as its graphic content. The web designer invents the visual identity of the site and establishes the graphic charter. While respecting specifications, he meets the needs of the client and implements his artistic sense through the creation of the content of the site.




A web designer is responsible for creating the design and layout of a website or web pages. This could mean working on a brand new website or updating an already existing one. Their role is different from that of web developers, who specialize in making web designs or writing code that dictates how different parts of the website fit together. However, there may be a cross between the two roles.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Creating website designs
  • Produce sampling sites
  • Meet with clients to discuss project requirements and / or progress
  • Demonstrate and receive feedback on site projects
  • Keep abreast of the latest technological and software developments
  • Develop skills and expertise in appropriate software / programming languages ​​such as HTML and Javascript
  • Create user-friendly, effective and attractive products
  • Digital retouching and image editing



The soft skills of a Web Designer are:

  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Dynamism
  • Autonomy
  • Attention to detail
  • Relational capacity



The job of Web Designer is quite specific, because it requires a mastery of both the computer aspect and the graphic aspect.

There are a multitude of possible paths to become a graphic designer. You can, for example, try to undertake a Bac +2 course at an IUT specializing in "Communication services and networks" and then continue on to a professional license in "virtual communication".

Finally, you can finish with a Pro Master in Communication Science or in an ESC specialized in Communication.



Several choices are available to Web Designers:

  • Web agencies that use web designers to respond to graphic and visual orders from their clients.
  • Become independent and carry out projects (graphic content) for companies in Freelance.

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