If you’re thinking about becoming a web designer, you’ve come to the right place. As award winning web designers in Surrey, we live and breathe design. But if you’re just starting out, there are a lot of things that can seem quite daunting. Even finding where to start isn’t easy! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how we suggest you tackle it. 


Everyone has to start somewhere

If you’re starting from scratch, don’t worry! Even our lead designers were in your position at one point. Try to do your research: look into the trends, how you can get qualifications etc. Look into the paths that can lead you to being a designer, some may be more suited to you than others. Look into the software you will need to use and make sure your computer can maintain running all of these.


Find tutorials by web designers in Surrey

Try to use Youtube or sites like Udemy to see what others have done. This is the best way to learn because you can get to the point where you have a base knowledge, before progressing further. This method will show you how to use certain software and allow you to find your style and different techniques.  


Trial and error 

A designer’s best friend is an open brief. So try creating something out of nothing. Ask a friend to give you a rough guide. For example: “A brochure website that includes…and is mainly pink.” You’ll be shocked at what interesting designs you can create! Doing this can greatly improve your ability to invent and discover what is possible with the tools at your disposal. 


Find an apprenticeship with other web designers 

Following tutorials can sadly only get you so far. If you’ve been doing this for some time, we suggest you try to get an apprenticeship. This can greatly improve your ability and allow you to be employed at the same time. This method is how many of our designers over the years have come to us. 


Contact us – Web designers Surrey

Thunderbolt Digital is an award-winning digital marketing agency near Guildford, Surrey. We’re only a phone call away from improving your web design or online marketing campaign! Get in touch today by calling 01252 413757 or email howdy@wearethunderbolt.com – we can’t wait to hear from you.