27 Resources to Find Web Design Jobs

by Steven Snell

January 28, 2009 in Business/Freelance

Working online comes with its own advantage of being able to network quickly. Plenty of freelancers run blogs and often launch their own job boards on top of these websites. Professionals who need to hire designers or developers like the convenience because it naturally attracts the most devoted, skilled, and passionate workers.

You may be surprised at the level of convenience it can offer both parties! In this gallery I’ve put together some popular job boards which you can find both freelance and full-time work.

Sensational Jobs

Sensational Jobs offers full-time and freelance listings for web designers and professionals. The site includes live search as well as custom RSS and email alerts.

Talent Zoo

You can find many styles of jobs including marketing, advertising, design, and development. Talent Zoo is a fast-growing network with plenty of work to showcase.
Web Design Job Board

Smashing Jobs

Smashing Magazine’s job board has a large selection of jobs posted. There is a good variety of freelance and full-time jobs, as well as both design and development.

Web design and development job boards

37signals

37signals also has an active job board. Theirs has more postings for development jobs, but still a goo number of design jobs.

Web design and development job boards

Authentic Jobs

Authentic Jobs focuses exclusively on design and development, and there are a good number of listings.

Web design and development job boards

Coroflot

Coroflot has an active job board that includes jobs in all different types of design.

Web design and development job boards

WP Hired

You can locate 100s of different WordPress design and development jobs.

CrunchBoard

CrunchBoard focuses on tech jobs, including web development.

Web design and development job boards

ReadWriteWeb

Almost all of the jobs posted at ReadWriteWeb (which is currently more than 100 jobs) are in the programming/development category.

Web design and development job boards

Ars Technica

Ars Technica includes a large selection of IT and programming jobs, with a smaller, but still decent, number of jobs in the design category.

Web design and development job boards

WordPress Jobs

The official free WordPress job board website.

Web design and development job boards

Slashdot

Slashdot has another tech-focused job board that includes a number of development jobs. However, there are not as many listings as most of the others mentioned so far.

Web design and development job boards

Wired Job Board

Wired has a popular job board with a lot of listings in development and programming.

Web design and development job boards

JavaScript Ninja Jobs

If you are familiar with JavaScript or some related open source library, you might find some great work here.

Web design and development job boards

Creative Hotlist

Creative Hotlist is a rather large job board that includes jobs in a variety of creative fields, including design and development.

Web design and development job boards

CrowdSpring

Fantastic designers for hire. All jobs related to logo design, website layouts, graphics, icons, etc.

Web design and development job boards

design:related

design:related has a somewhat active job board that includes jobs in design of all kinds.

Web design and development job boards

AIGA

AIGA has a good number of jobs listed, mostly for web and graphic design.

Web design and development job boards

Freelance Switch

Freelance Switch includes web design and development along with other types of freelance opportunities. Users must pay $7 per month to get access to contact information for those posting the jobs.

Web design and development job boards

Django Gigs

If you’re familiar with Django programming then check out this online board.

Web design and development job boards

Just Tech Jobs

Just Tech Jobs lists jobs from over 100 different websites.

Web design and development job boards

The FWA

The FWA website has a long listing of professional jobs. From senior designers to developers, you are bound to find something here.

Web design and development job boards

CreativeHeads

This is a unique job board for creative professionals. Think storyboard artists, animators, video game designers, and other types of obscure media.

Web design and development job boards

Behance Network JobList

The Behance Network has a fairly small job board that includes design jobs.

Web design and development job boards

Krop

Krop is a large job board for design and development. Its listings are displayed on a number of other websites and blogs.

Web design and development job boards

Highend Careers

Mad Jobs is a board with focus on marketing and content development.

Web design and development job boards

Freshwebjobs

Freshwebjobs includes design and development, but very few jobs have been posted recently.

Web design and development job boards

PeoplePerHour

PeoplePerHour helps companies find freelancers in a variety of industries, including web design and development.

PeoplePerHour

PureDesignResources

PureDesignResources is an aggregator and includes a column that shows listings from several job boards.

PureDesignResources

ProgrammerMeetDesigner

ProgrammerMeetDesigner is a site for collaboration among designers and programmers/developers.

Web design and development job boards

Flippa Classifieds

The SitePoint Marketplace changed into Flippa Classifieds which keeps a number of the same jobs. Users can post work related to design, development, marketing, writing, and other similar services.

Web design and development job boards

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About Steven Snell

Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design.Connect with Stephen on google+

  • jeeremie

    Jan 28th

    What a great list! That’s what I was looking for yesterday and you just wrote it today. You must have been reading in my mind. ;)

  • Dustin Brewer

    Jan 28th

    Great list of job boards. I have used a lot of them and even gotten some pretty quality work from a few like, FreelanceSwitch and AuthenticJobs. Although, the most work I think I have gotten is from social networks and just interacting on them. Some of my biggest clients found me on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

    Always good to network, it is a lot more than entertainment when you are a freelance and even when you are looking for a full time gig.

    http://twitter.com/dustinbrewer/

  • Youandigraphics

    Jan 28th

    Very helpful, thank you.

  • Genex Business Solutions

    Jan 28th

    Very nice collection of links, we have been to some of these websites and would love to see the rest. There is one site I would want to add to this list and that is 99designs.com. It is unique in its own style and works very well for both designers and people looking to get something designed by multiple designers. Its crowd sourcing.

  • Jobseeker

    Jan 28th

    Thank you for your sharing, i looking forward to hiring new job.

    This article is helpful for me

  • Уеб дизайнер

    Jan 28th

    Maybe i’ll try something new. Many usefull job sources – thanks a lot!

  • aris

    Jan 28th

    It looks like developers are more in demand. Could it be that more developers now have day-to-day design skills or is it that designers are becoming programmers?

    Either way, it is no longer clear cut so if you are a designer, getting some programming chops sounds like a good idea. There is a MASSIVE amount of resources to get programming anyway and a cource in programming would not go astray.

  • Steven Snell

    Jan 28th

    aris,
    It definitely seems from these sites that there is more demand for developers. My guess is because developers tend to be more specialized. Skilled graphic designers can design all different types of sites, but developers may need very specific skills for a certain job.

  • Aetoric Design

    Jan 28th

    You should never underestimate the power of craigslist!

  • Steven Snell

    Jan 28th

    Aetoric Design,
    True, but the purpose of this list was to point out niche-specific resources aside from the big sites like Craigslist, Monster, and Career Builder.

  • David

    Jan 29th

    No Dice.com on list? Hmmmmm

  • j singh

    Jan 29th

    thanks , its help me lots .

  • Timothy

    Jan 29th

    Awesome list. Much appreciated

  • Steven Snell

    Jan 29th

    David,
    I missed that one, sorry. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • joyoge designers' bookmark

    Jan 30th

    nice useful resources thanks..

  • Rahul

    Jan 31st

    Woh, so many job sites to choose from. This is a great resource for web design jobs.

  • Web Designers

    Feb 1st

    These 27 places really rock.

  • Freelance Website Design

    Feb 6th

    I have not been having much luck with craigslist, I will have to give these a try. Most of my work comes from word of mouth.

    Thanks!

  • Moksha Solutions

    Feb 7th

    good list, more then 10 are new for me, i hope i can get some freelancer work/

  • Raj

    Feb 9th

    Great Job List. I already visit most of your Job Listed Website. Looking of some outsource work. Thanks for your website List. raj – skype ID – Rajbhar.dipak

  • Isabel

    Feb 9th

    Thank you very much for this marvellous list! I hope with this sites I can get more work! :)

  • Ed

    Feb 11th

    Thanks for sharing this list. Very helpful.

  • Paul

    Mar 3rd

    Thanks for the list. How about a how to find web design jobs outside of jobboards post?

  • IT Solutions

    Mar 6th

    You got a great list here.

    The opportunity for online jobs are greatly increasing due to the demands of high productivity at a lower cost. Most companies outsource their job requirements in order to meet up with the viewers’ satisfaction and to ensure that the customers are well provided with quality services online.

  • Adam Harrison

    Mar 19th

    What about The Hidden Network?

  • Tony Chester

    Mar 21st

    Are you kidding me?!? I just missed your post by a month with the release of Your Web Job – http://yourwebjob.com

    Oh well…maybe next time and we’ll have 28 Places to Find Web Design Jobs.

    Tony

  • Danny

    Apr 12th

    http://www.crowdspring.com/ – another really good web design ONLY (not coding) place

  • steven sharp

    Jun 1st

    also simple but effective – and highly releative for the uk http://www.webdesignjobs.co.uk

  • Tom

    Jun 9th

    Found http://www.jobplot.co.uk to be pretty good as well

  • Freelance Web Design Jobs

    Jun 24th

    You might consider adding DesignBay to the list next time:

    http://jobs.designbay.com

  • Kurtis Cicalo

    Jul 6th

    I wish there was a Canadian specific site like these. Seems like most of them target the US or European markets.

    Either way, good list.

  • Phaoloo

    Jul 13th

    This is what a web designer should bookmark and think about first whenever he needs a job.

  • Website Design Services

    Aug 15th

    I have been looking for job boards lately, thanks!

    Also, the FreelanceSwitch job board is great. I recommend it to any freelancer.

  • Web Development and Design

    Sep 18th

    I have to give this list the thumbs up, have hit up almost all of these sites in 1 day.

  • Tyler

    Oct 9th

    Great list! Very helpful!

    Although, FreshWebJobs is currently auctioning off it’s domain… LOL!

  • Steven Snell

    Oct 10th

    Tyler,
    That’s disappointing about FreshWebJobs. Hopefully someone buys it and does something good with it.

  • Color Offset Printing

    Nov 4th

    WHOA I had no idea there were so many web design job boards! I think I only have 3-4 of these currently bookmarked. Best round up post ever, thanks!

  • Nicholas Ritchey

    Nov 19th

    Very helpful post as I’m a new website designer looking for work! :)

    Thank you!

  • JT

    Nov 21st

    http://www.Webbyslist.com
    Another great Web job site that aggregates most of the major job sites into a single (very long) list. Tons of web jobs here…

  • peter symons

    Dec 1st

    http://www.technojobs.co.uk/jobs/web-designer – over 200 live web design jobs here mainly from the UK. employer and agency jobs.

  • freshwebjobs

    Dec 5th

    Freshwebjobs.com is back up and running with the same design and all, so not much has changed. However, if anyone has any suggestions for what they would like to see on the site let us know, http://www.freshwebjobs.com/contact.

  • Lakshmi

    Dec 22nd

    found it useful, but can I get some indian websites also

  • Daniel

    Apr 9th

    Awesome list! :) I recently started out as a freelance web designer so this helps a lot to find work (which is my main problem right now). At least until I start getting referred ;).

    I also found this site (http://www.ineedapricequote.com). Take a look at it if you get a chance and let me know if it’s something I should use.

    Thanks!

  • Jayanta

    Apr 27th

    Not such a great list! most people should know these places if they really want to get a job

  • Steven Snell

    Apr 27th

    Jayanta,
    There are a lot of people out there that aren’t familiar with more than a few of these.

  • Michael

    May 19th

    While most of these are job boards, it can take a lot of time to browse all these so I just use freelance job aggregators like http://www.webfreelancing.com, makes it easy to find jobs across sites for categories I’m best at.. like for WordPress Jobs I just click the WordPress category and get a list of lots of freelance wordpress stuff, etc. Or you can just go to a more general category. There’s lots of aggregators out there, some search different sites. Check them out!!

  • oxidizzy

    Jul 6th

    Wow ! a lot of job list over there !!

  • kai

    Jul 19th

    that help us……. wowh… nice guys…

  • Web Design Leicester

    Jul 22nd

    Yay! thanks for sharing

  • vuitton hanbags

    Jul 23rd

    that help us……. wowh… nice guys

  • Paul

    Aug 12th

    Here’s a new one: http://www.designmoves.co.uk

    The site has more of a ‘design’ focus than web specifically, caters predominantly for the UK market and looks the business!

  • inblues

    Oct 18th

    ooppss .. thanks for the list. Should check on the listed site more often.

  • DVD Cleaner :

    Oct 29th

    there are so many online jobs that you could apply for, some pay well and some does not;’~

  • nimesh jain

    Nov 1st

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    Please refer to your requirement for software programmer. I, Nimesh
    Jain wants to introduce myself as a freelance programmer from Delhi ,
    India . I am  having over 10+ years of experience in Flex Technology
    and I am currently looking for some freelance work in Flex, Java Web
    Programming I have a high speed broadband connection and telephone
    lines available for calling UK and US. In order start a project i can
    work at USD 12 per hour.

    Please find enclosed my resume for your reference and if you have any
    requirement which matches to my profile please let me know.

    Looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Thanks and Regards

    Nimesh Jain

  • devjobsplus

    Nov 23rd

    Great list!

    You might consider adding Devjobspl.us to the list next time:
    http://devjobspl.us/

    Devjobsplus is a new site completely free and easy to use.

  • Web App Jobs

    Jan 6th

    Great, thorough list! Another option is webappjobs.com, which specializes in design, development, illustration and writing.

  • Web Design Hull

    Jan 18th

    Great list, there are lots on here I’d not heard of, thanks for sharing.

  • Mike

    Feb 14th

    Consider this site, i know they have some offers in the web development area and others.
    http://uk.minutu.com/

  • hebegubele

    Feb 17th

    Thank you for the shares in this blog. I will visit it again.

  • asics

    Mar 22nd

    very nice article, i obviously love this amazing site, continue on it.

  • Andrew

    Apr 9th

    Awesome list, nice work.

  • Paul

    Apr 11th

    http://www.designmoves.co.uk is now free-to-play. You can’t say fairer than that …. . . . . . .

  • Michelle

    Apr 12th

    Many thanks for the list.

  • Javier

    Apr 17th

    This list is great, i was looking for some places to get some jobs, the times are hard :S

  • Sault Web Design

    Apr 22nd

    Thanks for the list, I have my go to places for work on the web but it can never hurt to have more, great post thanks

    Trevor Seabrook
    Sault Web Design

  • AJ

    Jun 2nd

    Terrific article! Thx for the post.

    Here’s a Web jobs site definitely worth a mention- http://Webbyslist.com

    Largest list of Web jobs I’ve seen. It aggregates jobs from the major sites you mention above in a single list- so no need to scour multiple sites:) Free to search or post, constantly updated w/ fresh jobs, and stupid simple interface. Also comes in RSS & Twittr flavors http://Twitter.com/Webbyslist

  • Daniel

    Jun 30th

    Thanks for sharing these useful list.

  • Fort Worth

    Jul 8th

    Digital Point forums is alright but all of the middle eastern competition drives the prices way low. The same thing with Craigslist so much competition you won’t get much for quality work. But sometimes you can get a good gig. If you’re a pro website designer then work will come to you.

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