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Web designers are key members of the digital marketing team. They help companies maintain a strong web presence, and ensure customers and visitors can access and engage with the company website at all times. In your role you are responsible for creating, updating, improving web pages, apps, and other online properties.

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all about web designer jobs

Your specific role and duties will depend on the size and type of company you work for. You are required to have strong web development knowledge and experience, and be up to date in the latest internet marketing and design trends. Successful web designers are skilled programmers, and have a keen understanding in the role websites play from a marketing and business perspective. If you are an experienced and skilled web designer in Canada, contact Randstad Canada today. We can help you make your next career move.

what web designer jobs entail

Web designers work in an office environment. You spend the bulk of your day working on a computer and addressing website issues. You will also spend part of your time in meetings and coordinating with design and marketing team members. Most web designers work normal office hours. However, overtime hours are common to address pressing website issues and to meet business deadlines. In most cases, you will report to a marketing or IT manager.

average web designer salaries

In general, the average annual salary for a non-specialized web designer in Canada is about $50,000 per year. The salary for this role ranges from $32,000 to more than $70,000 per year. Web designers with web development, JavaScript, and graphic design experience tend to have higher salaries. Bonuses for website performance and other metrics can also help increase earning potential. There is also an opportunity to increase earning potential through freelance and contract web design projects.

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your day to day tasks

Here are some of the many tasks that will be included as part of your job description:

  • adding webpages and content to the company website
  • updating the blog and other content
  • sourcing images and graphics
  • updating website security
  • monitoring website performance metrics
  • creating a backup of website files
  • troubleshooting website performance and engagement issues
  • working on coding issues
  • working with marketing to improve campaigns

where you can work

Web design job opportunities are popping up across Canada. Most are found in regions with a strong business and IT presence, such as in the Greater Toronto Area, Vancouver, and Montreal. Some opportunities may allow you to work remotely, removing location from the equation.

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what you bring to the table

Hiring companies are looking for candidates with the following skills and abilities:

  • web design and development
  • coding and programming
  • digital marketing and social media
  • search engine optimization
  • UX design
  • graphic and multimedia design
  • content management
  • database management
  • xcellent time management
  • google certification
  • up to date with the latest marketing and web design trends

training and certifications

Web design is still a relatively new profession. Educational requirements for web design jobs can vary greatly. Most hiring companies require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or information technology. Web design, programming, and digital marketing certifications may also be required, and are an asset. Specific requirements will depend on the nature of the role. Many companies are looking for candidates with a strong portfolio of work and a track record of success.

where your career is headed

A skilled web designer has a vast array of skills and knowledge that are applicable to many roles within the web development and digital marketing world. Many web designers move into more senior roles within the industry such as web developer, senior web designer, graphic designer, art director, and web project manager. Some web designers choose to branch out and freelance, or open a web design agency. There is a demand for professionals with web design skills and abilities, and opportunities are expected to grow and evolve with technology.

Are you a web designer? Looking for a full time position with an organization? Is it time for a career move? Contact Randstad Canada today to explore your web design career options.

latest web designer jobs available

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    2019-06-17 Toronto, Ontario Temporary

    Our client, a leader in the Healthcare industry, is looking for a Sharepoint developer to join their team for an initial 6 month contract with the intention of having this become ...

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    2019-06-17 Montreal, Québec Temporary

    Job brief We are looking for an experienced PHP Developer. You will be responsible for coding and modifying websites according to client's specifications. You must be able to ...

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