How to Become a Web Designer
How Long Does It Take to Become a Web Designer?
The length of time it takes to become a Web Designer varies, but short courses and bootcamps have proven that it’s possible to get the skills and portfolio you need to qualify for entry-level Web Designer jobs in as little as three months.
Of course, that would require attending a very intensive, full-time course to learn all the necessary skills required by most Web Designer jobs – things like learning visual design theory, building an understanding user experience (UX), and becoming proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, HTML, and CSS. Part-time courses would likely take closer to 30 weeks.
It’s also possible to become a self-taught Web Designer, but it will take longer. If you’re planning to go that route, it could take years to build up the various skills you need while also trying to slowly grow a freelance portfolio before you will have the resume and portfolio necessary to apply for a Web Designer job. Even then, many Web Designer job postings still require formal training or education of some kind.
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Recommended Courses for Web Designer
The User Experience Design bootcamp is designed to introduce the skills and concepts required to become a User Experience Designer.
User Interface (UI) Design is the practice of transforming user goals and requirements into beautiful, intuitive, and functional digital interfaces.
The part-time User Experience (UX) Design course was developed for professionals with an interest in digital design, web development, and improving the user experience of their product or digital properties.
The part-time Web Development course is designed to provide a crash course in web development, with introductions to HTML, CSS, and the Bootstrap framework.
The Design Thinking training course gives you the skills to solve complex business problems using the design thinking process.