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What is a web/graphic designer? —web designers are responsible for developing …

What is a web/graphic designer?
---web designers are responsible for developing ...

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What is a web/graphic designer?
—web designers are responsible for developing the look, feel, organization, and graphics content of a website. Some web designers only specialize in creating the graphic content and raw look of a site. At this stage, it is little more than an image. It is then giving to a web developer who will cut it up and code it to make the site function. More and more web designers now are expected to know the coding side of web design which includes coding languages such as HTML, DHTML, Javascript, Actionscript, PHP, CSS, Jquery, and so on.

A graphic designer is less involved with online and multimedia projects but can still be web designers also. Graphic designers primarily work with printed material but can work in many different no print based areas. The projects they work with can include logos, billboards, magazines, books, television, hollywood films, video games, album art, promotional advertising, and more.

There are basically three different types of graphic/web designers. #1 is a designer who works for a design agency. Agencies such as this are hired by a wide variety of companies for creative and graphic services. #2 is an in-house designer. Some companies decide that rather than continually hiring a design agency, they will have their own graphic design team within the company and that team works only on design projects for it’s own company. The majority of graphic/web designers are in-house designers. And #3 is freelancers who work for themselves. They find their own clients and set their own hours. It can be nice to be a freelancer sometimes, but the major thing that drives people away from it is that there is no guaranteed steady income. Your yearly pay is entirely depended on how many clients and projects you can find for yourself. Because of this, freelancing can be the most difficult to work in of the three.

What Yooh Have To Do To Become One?
—Different people take different routes to becoming web/graphic designers. Typically what employers are looking for is either a two or four year degree with a concentration in design such a BA, BFA, or AA degree. Different employers have different standards of educational criteria. The firm I work at favors a BFA or BA four year degree.

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How Much One Gets Paid?
—Here is a breakdown of average annual salaries in the graphic design industry by job title and years of experience. It was done by a firm called The Creative Group who does analysis for this industry.

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And EveryThing Else Yooh Know About One?
—It is NOT easy and it is highly competitive. There are a lot of amazing designer out there, and if you don’t work toward becoming a great designer, you will get passed over 80% of the time for someone who did. Having said that they, I love my job. It’s very stressful, and a lot of work, but I have a lot of fun with it. Not many people can say they enjoy their job.

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To be a web designer you need a knowledge of:
HTML
CSS
Flash

& ideally:
Javascript
PHP

You can expect to earn $30,000 at least, after graduating.
Graduates with good programming skills as well, expect $40,000.

Top website graphic designers and Flash artists with more than three years’ experience can earn above $50,000.
As you gain more experience (4 years) you can earn about $60,000.

Senior developers with more than six years’ experience, embracing a t least three years on large-scale projects, could earn more than $80,000.

As a guide, programming skills are very useful if you want to work for large companies and/or various advertising sites.


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Great designers (not just web, but all graphic designers) have two tools at their disposal: stock houses, and themselves. http://www.gettyimages.com/ ; http://www.comstock.com/ ; http://www.masterfile.com/ are just a few of the many companies that sell photography and illustrations. If a good designer can’t find a resource that fits his/her need, s/he can create one from scratch. Most graphic work is a combination of both.

http://www.istockphoto.com/ is a good place if you don’t have the resources of a full-time, high-end designer (stock photography can often run more than a thousand dollars per graphic) – iStockPhoto only charges $1-$20 depending on the size and usage.


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The easiest way for a novice to build a web site is to start with a web template. Web Templates can be customized and you can use the layout but swap the graphics etc…. this will get you comfortable with basic HTML design and an HTML editor (like Dreamweaver).

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Here are some resources for free or inexpensive templates that are easy to edit and manage.

Webmaster Templates – http://www.webmaster-templates.net
Free Web Templates – http://www.freewebtemplates.com/
Web Design Elements – http://www.webdesign-elements.com
Free Website Templates – http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/
Free Layouts – http://www.freelayouts.com/
Free Templates Online – http://www.freetemplatesonline.com

HTML website templates can significantly ease the burden of designing and creating websites by providing webmasters with a ready-made web layout, structure, basic graphics, and color scheme.

The templates can generally be edited and customized with any HTML editor. The biggest advantage for webmasters using ready-made templates is the amount of time that can be saved.


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