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How to Become a Web Designer All You Need to Know.pdf

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more accessible and enhances the experience for the visitor; all of which are essential boxes
to tick for the designer.
Ability to follow instructions well
The key is to know what the brand and company want the website to say and then for you to
communicate that visually. Asking the right questions and understanding before you begin
the design will also serve you well.
Strong communication skills
Great communication skills will also help projects flow smoothly as some clients can find
technical terms a little overwhelming. Moreover, be precise, clear and confident when
expressing your ideas for the best success when completing projects.

The selling point- The Portfolio

In today’s market, the qualifications, degrees, and masters are becoming even less important
for the Web Design field. What trumps everything? Having a stunning portfolio of welldesigned and well thought out projects in your pocket.
The importance of a portfolio website cannot be underestimated. It gives you the opportunity
to show off your capabilities and skills through showcasing previous projects you’ve worked
on. This is essentially your CV and without it, you most likely won’t even get narrowed down
to the interview stage.
So, you have recently started out or completed a course as a web designer? Read the next
section to discover what you need to do to get your portfolio up to scratch.

Building your portfolio
If you are new to the world of web design, it's more than likely you are still building up your
portfolio of projects to showcase. If this is the case, you may have to take on work that is
initially free or done for much less money.

Ideas for how you can start building your portfolio from scratch:

Creating your own website from scratch
Asking friends, family, and local businesses if they need any websites designed for
their own ventures and brands
Ensure you get testimonials and feedback you can feature on your portfolio as you go