Web design jobs are rewarding, creative and engaging for those lucky enough to get a foot in the door of the industry. Unfortunately, for many people, the competitive nature of the industry means that a web designer career is just a dream. In this guide, we'll give you some useful tips on how to become a web developer and how to pursue it as a full-time career.
Unlike other jobs, the CV, whilst important, isn't the most essential part of getting work. For any design job, the portfolio is your most powerful tool in securing new work. Your portfolio should include examples of your professional web pages designs along with case studies and testimonials from clients. At the start of your career, you may need to undertake work for free in order to boost your portfolio but this will soon pay off as you get your own paying clients. When you are confident with your portfolio, you can choose between employed work or freelance work. In order to work as a freelancer, you will need to have the confidence to get out and secure jobs and you will also need to have a good understanding of business and basic accounting. Regardless of which route you take, you will be rewarded by constantly updating your portfolio and keeping abreast of current technologies.