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Web Designer Job Description

Job Overview

The Web Designer is responsible for creating the look and feel of the website. This involves developing a graphic design that effectively communicates the ideas being promoted by the Company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design Websites and ensure that they are visually effective and easy to access
  • Liaise closely with the customer or client at the design stage to answer questions such as: why is the site needed, who is the target audience or who are the leading competitors
  • Advise the client on the categories and information needed to construct the site
  • Design a draft site for client approval or modification
  • Develop and maintain the company’s intranet that will provide an accurate and immediate source of information to all employees
  • Promote websites using search engine optimisation techniques
  • Write web pages in a combination of codes such as hypertext mark-up language (HTML), JavaScript, PHP and Flash
  • Design and distribute newsletters and other documents relating to the website and the intranet
  • Conduct presentations, internally and externally, to promote the company web site and intranet
  • Test the web sites for functionality in different browsers and at different resolutions
  • Upload the websites on to the Internet

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Previous Web Design experience
  • Proficient working knowledge of standard design software including Adobe & Macromedia packages (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash)
  • HTML programming experience
  • Excellent client facing skills
  • Attention to detail

Typical Salary Range

£25,000 to £30,000