In a world where a website makes your product or project real, web design is one of the most relevant skills you can learn. It’s also one of the least technical ways to break into tech. If you’re already a designer, learning web design can result in a salary raise and valuable relevant skills. Web designers typically have 25% higher salaries than traditional designers.
Web Designers tend to use more technical skills than traditional Designers. They leverage technology to design for multiple mediums and platforms from desktop versions of websites to interactive web applications on your smartphone.
Web Design concepts alone are not enough to get you a job, but in combination with tools like Photoshop and Sketch, designers can embark on a relevant career in almost any industry. It’s a relevant skill set that makes it easy for visual creatives to break into tech.
Learning web design can also start you on the path to becoming a User Experience Designer or a User Interface Designer. These jobs are more technical and rely on understanding concepts of designing applications, researching user experiences, mapping the user journey, and the technologies used to do those tasks.