Given human inquisitiveness, we are always keen to learn about other people, whether in a different country, culture, religion, or line of employment. That is why “A Day In The Life Of…” articles are so popular, and so we thought we would satisfy some of that curiosity with this “A Day In The Life Of Web Designers” article.

As for those who might be interested in reading such an article, we assume them to be anyone considering a career as a web designer, people who are interested in all things relating to creativity or online design, and those who like to absorb as much information as they can, regardless of the subject matter.

One thing we must point out about a web designer’s day is that it will differ in many ways from lots of other employment types. Given that it involves creativity, technical skills, business acumen, and even a degree of sales ability when trying to secure clients, it is not a role where you can say for certain what each day is going to contain.

An extreme comparison would be someone who works in a manufacturing facility and who has a specific role in the making of a product. Their job on the assembly line might be vital; however, it is safe to say that each day will more or less include the same tasks to complete, similar problems to resolve, and working with the same people.

Conversely, web designers will undertake dozens of different tasks as part of the design and creation of a website, no two websites will be the same, and no two clients will have the same requirements. As such, rather than state what a web designer will do each hour of the day, we are going to highlight the main tasks that a web designer may complete as part of any working day.

Planning And Organisation

An essential part of any role, and certainly for web designers, is planning and organisation. Web designers will plan their day as to what tasks they are going to complete, arrange meetings, and ensure that they have all the tools and resources necessary to remain on track.


Email, text messages, and phone calls are but a few of the many resources a web designer will use to communicate with others. As for who they are communicating with and why, this will include updating current clients, trying to secure new clients, and seeking progress reports from those they have outsourced work to.

Client Acquisition

This will be especially important for those web designers who work on a freelance basis. Client acquisition will involve marketing and advertising their web design services, holding initial calls with prospects, discussing quotations for website creation, and having that final sales call to try and close a client.

Website Design

This will form a large part of a web designer’s time, especially in the initial stages of a project. Here, they will be determining what type of website a client wants, and then taking that forward by deciding on the layout, colours, typography, and graphics that they are going to use.

Coding And Programming

The most technical part of a web designer’s day will be when they are coding and programming, which is in effect the building of the website. They will use a combination of raw code, website creation software, CMS, and other tools to allow them to create the finished website.

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