Most website designers earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in Web design, graphic design, computer programming or a related field. Web designers should compile website designs into a portfolio to demonstrate design skills for potential employers or clients.
- Earn a degree in Web design or a related field
- Build a Web design portfolio
Create a Web design portfolio by compiling examples of websites designed for college projects, internships with Web design firms or as a result of volunteer work with nonprofit organizations or small businesses. Join Web design and small business associations to find additional project opportunities.
- Apply for Web design positions
Apply for positions with Web design firms, advertising agencies or business and government marketing departments. In addition to building a portfolio, create a resume that highlights specific projects, jobs or internships.
- Start a freelance Web design business
Build a website with an online portfolio to demonstrate Web design skills. Contact local businesses, organizations and government agencies to offer Web design services. Attend local networking events to find clients.