Everywhere you look, you see webdesigner definitions in 2020. Eventually, it becomes almost... hugging. That's why I'm not going to give you a ready-made definition of what it is. Instead, I'm going to share my point of view on this, in 5 points! You ready to do this?
1. A webdesigner in 2020 is (in most cases) a freelancer.
It is true that there are web designers who work in agencies, perhaps as employees. In fact, it all depends on you: what you like, what you live (maybe you want to gain more experience in an agency before starting your own business, which is good 😊 it shows that you really want to become a web design 20 efficient, effective ...). On the other hand, I can reassure you that as a freelancer, you will be freer. Of course, risks are always present. But don't consider them as a brake. You should also know that more and more webdesigners are going this way: freelance.
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2. It solves problems
When we talk about webdesign, we always tend to think about images, web, etc.. Don't we? But those aren't the only things he does 😉 And as a webdesigner in 2020, I know what I'm talking about! We designers also solve our clients' problems, especially the visual ones. Suppose your client can't sell his products or services. In this case, you will solve his problem by creating his website, so that it will be sufficiently attractive. This way he will be able to continue his business, better still, he will manage to increase his turnover. Well, speaking of business, that brings us back to the third point.
3. He is a professional
To excel at what he does, he has to be professional. But how can he do that? He starts by setting his goals. That would allow him to map out his plans. Let's take a very concrete example from Web Design 2020. When you create websites, you do it for a reason: you want them to be beautiful, functional and efficient. In short, it's an art!
4. A webdesign must master the basics of web development
Most web designers in 2020 master the basics of web development (HTML and CSS). So, if you want to make a name for yourself in the business, I strongly advise you to learn them 😊. You'll see, you'll progress pretty fast. You will also find clients more easily. When you offer your services to your prospects, be proud by saying that you are able to code 😉.
5. A webdesigner is easily reachable
Finally, a freelance webdesigner usually works from home. He must then be easily reachable! So don't just give your email address and phone number. For a client, this is not enough. Did you know that there are several online tools that can help you, free of charge as well?
P.S: If you don't like to isolate yourself at home, coworking spaces are another alternative 😉
So, after you have seen my 5 points of view on webdesign in 2020, you still want to pursue your dream of becoming a webdesigner in 2020?
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