When I arrived at WDL for my first day as a web designer, my knees were shaking feeling nervous to start a new job. I was greeted by Daniel at the door, who was very friendly and managed to calm my nerves by asking “Are you nervous? Don’t be!”
I soon settled into my new seat and the projects started. I began with the simple task of updating a company’s home page with images and a header which was supplied by the client, and then went on to creating an email Christmas card. It is a very fast pace business and every day you are working on something different, always keeping me on my toes and every day is a new day.
I have been here for a few weeks now and the nerves are nowhere to be found. I have learnt so much on how the business is run and what is expected of my role as a web designer.
Here is a break down of typical day:
There are a lot of different personalities within the team which makes the office a great environment to work in, everyone is so friendly and I don’t think there has been a day yet where I have not laughed. They are all very knowledgable within there subject areas, but are always happy to help or guide you to the right person that best fits to help you solve your issue.
Part of my role being a web designer is it is not always about creating websites. I have recently been working on a company’s logo to help bring it into the 21st Century as well as sending out email Christmas cards and creating email layout templates.
My favourite project I have worked on so far was a website design for a new business. One of our other designers, Richard, had began creating the overall look and feel of the new website, and it was my task to continue this through the rest of the website, creating the remaining pages and ensuring they matched up with the client’s goals and the identity of the company. I really enjoyed this one as it was a nice clean clear very visual design and everything was structured beautifully.
One of the reasons why I first went into web design is the structure and order of planning the user experience of how they are going to interact with the future site and how you have a constancy throughout each page with strong clear call to action boxes. I am excited to be starting training in constructing Information Architecture (or IA), developing my perspective and skill set as a web designer.
Since my first week I’ve been able to work with a wide range of clients, helping to design websites that will help businesses achieve their online goals and I am very excited for 2015 and working with WDL, putting my skills to the test, gaining knowledge as a web designer and putting own stamp on projects.
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