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Web Designer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles. Sometimes recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job specs. Since this is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so that’s why we are publishing them here. These examples are the result of careful research from thousands of job offers historically published on our job board, and more than 20 years experience in the market that gives us the insight into what’s needed for any role in digital.

Employers, please feel free to use and edit to your requirements this example of a job description

Example of a Web Designer Job Description

Introduction (short paragraph): 

  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 

Main responsibilities (limit bullet points to essential responsibilities): 

  • Conceptualizing creative ideas and website solutions with clients. 
  • Establishing design guidelines, standards, and best practices. 
  • Designing visual imagery for websites and ensuring that they are in line with client branding. 
  • Communicating design ideas using user flows, process flows, site maps, and wireframes. 
  • Designing sample pages including colours and fonts. 
  • Preparing design plans and presenting the website structure. 
  • Setting up and managing different content management systems, providing training where necessary. 
  • Maintaining the appearance of websites by enforcing content standards. 
  • Suggesting and incorporating best practice functionalities and features into websites. 
  • Testing and improving the design of the website. 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s or high-level diploma in a related field. 
  • Proficiency in graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools (XD, Figma, etc.). 
  • Proficiency in front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, jQuery, and JavaScript. 
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues. 
  • Creative and open to new ideas and implementing innovation. 
  • Up-to-date experience with international web protocols, standards, and technologies. 
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new techniques. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 

Nice to have:  

  • Excellent visual design skills.  
  • Experience with source code management tools like Bitbucket, Git. 
  • You’ll be confident with content management systems. 
  • Good understanding of Search Engine Optimization principles. 


  • Salary 
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks 

CTA (Call to Action) 

We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more design specific, you can check the UX Designer Job Description.

If you would like to view 2022 salaries for Creative Designers or Graphic Designers, check our Design Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.