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Sr. Web Designer

Senior Web Designer Vacancy

Our senior web designers plan, create and code(optional) web pages, using both non-technical and technical skills to produce websites that fit the customer’s requirements. Senior Web Designer Vacancy at Cyber Studio will be filled by the a persons with potential to be a creative lead. 

They are involved in the technical and graphical aspects of pages, producing not just the look of the website, but making sure its functionality is in order. Web designers might also be responsible for the maintenance of an existing sites.

The term “web developer” is sometimes used interchangeably with web designer, confusing many. Web developing is a more specialist role, focusing on the back-end development of a website and will incorporate, among other things, the creation of highly complex coding functions.

The recent growth in touchscreen phones and tablet devices has dictated a new direction designing websites, with the web designer needing to ensure that web pages are responsive no matter what type of device a viewer is using. Therefore the need to test websites at different stages of design, on a variety of different devices, has become an important aspect of the job.

Responsibilities

Web designer duties can vary depending upon the type of organisation worked for and the technical level of the website, but can include but not compulsory:

  • Drawing up detailed website specifications;
  • Designing sample page layouts including text size and colours;
  • Designing graphics, animations and manipulating digital photographs;
  • Presenting initial design ideas to clients;
  • Working with different content management systems;
  • Meeting relevant legal requirements such as accessibility standards, freedom of information and privacy;
  • Designing the website’s visual imagery and ensuring it’s in line with company branding policy or the requirements of the client;
  • Proofreading content and making changes where necessary;
  • Editing content, debugging code and re-designing web pages;
  • working with other web specialists including web developers and graphic designers;
  • Liaising with suppliers;
  • Testing the website to ensure it is working;
  • Handing over the completed website over to the client;
  • Post-sales technical support;
  • Training client’s staff;
  • Digital marketing
  • Graphic design
  • Meeting clients to identify their needs and liaising regularly with them;
  • Registering web domain names and organising the hosting of the website;
  • Coding using a variety of software;
  • Search engine optimization preparation;

researching current design trends;

  • continual professional development to keep up to date with new software developments.

Additional benefits might include overtime, traveling allowances, phone and internet facilities, training allowances..

Working hours

Working hours are generally 9am to 5.30pm but can involve extra hours in the evenings or on weekends to meet deadlines. Some jobs may involve being on-call to deal with unexpected problems that need solving at any time day or night.

What to expect

Web designers are essentially office based. Travel to client sites may be required especially when working on a large and complex project, and they may be based there for the duration of the project. Self-employed and freelance web designers will often work from home but may work in their client’s offices from time to time.

The location for web design jobs is Colombo, Mount Lavinia,

The dress code will be informal, for example jeans and a t-shirt. When meeting clients it may be necessary to wear more business-like attire.

As the equipment required to be a web designer is simply a computer, software and high-speed internet, the work can be done from almost any location. This lends itself very well to freelance work for the company if available, being self-employed and working from home also can be provided.

Qualifications

There are a number of entry routes into web design. A formal qualification is not always necessary We value creativity and experience.

Relevant qualifications with  below subjects would be of an advantage with either a creative or technical element would be useful and include:

  • computer science;
  • digital media production;
  • fine art;
  • graphic design;
  • information technology;
  • multimedia web design;
  • software engineering;
  • web design.
  • graphic design
  • visual art

The soft skills required include:

  • attention to detail;
  • creativity;
  • analysis;
  • teamwork;
  • team leading;
  • problem solving;
  • delivering presentations;
  • ability to teach yourself new technical skills;
  • communication skills.

We prefer a combination of technical skills from each of the categories below, however, this will vary depending upon the employee, the level of the job we offer

coding: HTML; Javascript; jQuery; Dreamweaver.

programming: .net; XML/XSLT; ; PHP; Python.

design and graphics:  Illustrator; Photoshop; Fireworks; Flash.

content management system (CMS): WordPress; Drupal; joomlah.

Work experience

Web design experience doesn’t need to be extensive, it could be work experience, websites designed in your own time for family or friends, a summer internship or a placement year; but any experience will contribute to you securing this job.

If you’re up to date with the latest trends in web design by undertaking relevant work experience and being able to undertake, even at a basic level, all the tasks a web designer will have to perform.

Any sort of web design experience, whether paid or voluntary, is useful.

Professional development

With us It will be essential to keep up to date with new technical developments, as well as new design concepts and trends. We will help you to do this by offering in-house training, arranging for you to attend off-site training courses, or by providing you with the facilities to train yourself.

Career prospects

Web designing at Cyber studio is a multi-faceted role, the first few years of a career will be spent developing the variety of skills required to do the job. This may take one or two years, at which point you may be promoted to senior designer (depending on your skills and interest).

Once you have identified your strengths and which aspects of the work you like most, you could move into other roles with responsibility for large-value projects, managing high-profile clients, leading project teams, usability, consulting or even become a director of the company.

If you feel that you would rather concentrate on the creative aspect of web design then you could specialize in areas such as:

graphics;

  • User interface design;
  • Interactive design;
  • Front-end development;
  • Information architecture.

Alternatively, you may decide that you prefer a more technical role and so you could specialize in the more technical aspects of coding and develop a specialty in that area.

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