How to become a web designer
Before becoming a web designer, almost every beginner has a lot of questions. What knowledge is needed, what programs to start working with, how to become a professional in your work, how to find and communicate with the customer, how to present your work correctly.
What knowledge does a web designer need?
First you need a special design literature. Fonts, color theory, basic principles and design elements, design research, and its history should be studied.
Be inspired by various sites, pay attention to their colors and usability.
Pay special attention to the basics of HTML and CSS. Perhaps you will never wake up anything by hand, but how you do it – you should know. Also knowledge of the platforms on which the websites on the Internet work will be useful to you.
Web Designer Software
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are the most important programs for a web designer. Get ready to devote a large amount of time to lessons on studying these programs.
How to acquire practical skills
Take any site you like and try copying it as a workout. Another good example is to take a free template and delve into its code. Try to manage the design elements in a free template.
Portfolio and Transaction Management
First, you will definitely need to create an online account for accepting incoming funds for your web design services.
Secondly, create a portfolio with your projects. If you do not have real projects, visualize your ideas in your portfolio.
How to determine the pricing for their work
Create a price list for the provision of your services, so it will be more convenient to work both for you and the customer. If you are a beginner, do not overstate prices, put on 10-15% below the market average prices.
How to find a customer
First you need to register on popular freelance services exchanges and design your page with your work and prices for services, but please note, many people turn to top freelancers first, so don’t have high hopes for this method of searching for a customer.
Pay attention to the portals seo-specialists. They often look for people who would help them develop different landing pages, etc.
As an option, you can take any working site of any small or medium-sized business and make a redesign by offering to buy it in the distance.
How to communicate with the customer
While communicating with the customer, try to understand the requirements for the project as much as possible. Ask to show you sites that he liked, or show your examples based on his requirements. Mortgage an additional 20% of the time to the deadline of the project.