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Give Web Design a Try with a Part-Time Gig: Skillcrush Classifieds, December 10th Edition

So, you’ve decided what your heart desires most is a career as a web designer. You’ve worked hard to get the skills you need and even filled your online portfolio with some gorgeous work. BUT… You’re afraid to “take the leap” and make the change to a full-time position. Well, we’ve got you covered.

You can try out your dream without any drastic changes by taking on a part-time job like one of these. Nothing like some side hustle to find out what your new life will be like! And the extra pay you’ll bring home definitely can’t be beat!

Position: Part-Time Super Awesome Web Designer/Developer
Company: Edgar
Location: Work from home

Edgar is a new scheduling app created by social media marketing expert Laura Roeder and her team that makes posting to social media easier and more effective for individuals, businesses and agencies. And you could work with the small, fun, remote team creating websites, presentations and marketing materials and coding your creations in HTML, CSS and PHP. If “dorkiness” and “whimsility” are a big part of who you are, this post could be just the one for you to try out web design.

Position: Visual Designer
Company: Ripple Labs
Location: San Francisco, CA

Ripple Labs helps businesses build payment solutions and transfer money safely around the world. It was named one of the 50 smartest companies, and, if you have web design smarts and want to “change the way the world moves money”, you can help Ripple Labs simplify complex ideas and create content with Photoshop, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Position: Junior Web and Graphic Designer
Company: Proper Cloth
Location: New York, NY

Proper Cloth is the source for the best custom dress shirts and other high-quality men’s clothing and accessories. You could work with them full- or part-time as a Web and Graphic Designer developing their website and ecommerce platform with your Photoshop skills and HTML knowledge and your passion for designing beautiful things, of course!

Position: Web Graphic Designer
Company: CityTourist
Location: Santa Barbara, CA or Remote

Travel company CityTourist helps business travellers make the most of their limited time by giving them ideas what to see and where to eat when their time is limited. If you also work well on a tight schedule, you might be who CityTourist is looking for to work with them on short-term logo, campaign design and ad layout projects using Photoshop, HTM, CSS, and even WordPress and jQuery.

Position: Web Designer/Developer
Company: PBS
Location: Washington, D.C.

Have fond childhood memories of “Sesame Street” and the “Electric Company”? You can keep that fun alive for the next generation as part of the PBS Kids Digital team helping to create their mobile learning website. You’ll be implementing designs, improving UX and giving technical support to partners based on your experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and design tools in this part-time contractor role.

Don’t wait until the New Year to try something new! You can see what it’s like to work in web design with jobs like these – and be sure to take a look at our tips for staying sane if you’ll be doing them along with a full-time job.

Or, if web design sounds wonderful but you still need to learn UX, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript – or even Ruby, Git, or WordPress – check out our Skillcrush Career Blueprints or classes. Our next session is coming soon and is the perfect way for you to find your perfect career!

Kelli Smith

Kelli handles customer support here at Skillcrush – plus she's an early alum of Skillcrush 101! She's also taken advanced web development classes and has been an organizer in the Helsinki Rails Girls chapter.

In addition to helping the Skillcrush team and students, Kelli loves tech podcasts, cute Corgi photos and, most of all, catalan-style line dancing – as a true Texan living in Finland would!

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