We surveyed 7,694 web designers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical web designer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a web designer?

Low

High

Working as a web designer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a web designer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a web designer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a web designer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a web designer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for web designers.

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Do web designers work full-time or part-time?

42% of web designers work in full-time roles while 58% work part-time.

Is being a web designer stressful?

Low

High

Web designers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a web designer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a web designer.

How competitive is the workplace for web designers?

Low

High

Web designers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a web designer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Web designers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are web designers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a web designer, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do web designers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Web designers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being a web designer physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a web designers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are web designers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, web designers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a web designer require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail is a vital skill for web designers, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.

Does being a good web designer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a web designer.