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Web designers

OaSIS code 21233.00

Web designers develop and create the visual presentation, layout and functionality of the Web sites and related applications. They are responsible for ensuring that the Web site is easy to use, and that the information is easy to access.

Overview

Also known as

  • Internet site designer
  • Intranet site designer
  • Web designer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Establish design guidelines, standards and optimal design practices
  • Maintain the appearance of Web sites by applying content standards
  • Designing visual imagery for Web sites and ensuring that it is consistent with the organization image
  • Integrate features and functionalities into Web sites
  • Create and optimize content for the Web site using a variety of graphics, database, animation and other software
  • Test and improve the design of a Web site
  • May lead and coordinate multidisciplinary teams to develop Web site graphics, content, capacity and interactivity

Additional information

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Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Information systems specialists (21222)
  • Web developers and programmers (21234)
  • Computer network and web technicians (22220)
  • Information systems testing technicians (22222)
  • Graphic designers and illustrators (52120)
  • E-business managers (10022.04)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

212 – Professional occupations in applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2123 – Computer, software and Web designers and developers

Unit group

21233 – Web designers

Occupational profile

21233.00 – Web designers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Thinking Creatively
5 - Highest Level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Interacting with Computers
4 - High Level
Providing Consultation and Advice
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Advertising agencies
  • Computer software firms
  • Information technology consulting firms
  • Information technology departments in the private and public sectors
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Fluency of Ideas
5 - Highest Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Spatial Visualization
4 - High Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Digital Literacy
4 - High Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
4 - High Level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
4 - High Level
Oral Communication: Oral Expression
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important