Learn About Our Extraordinary Team

Hey there, my dear designer friend! It is so awesome to see you here!

Do You want to know more about what we do?

Our Mission is to Help You:

To Get Real-Life Education That Matters!

In this rapidly changing Web Design world, 1stWebDesigner helps you to succeed and live rockstar freelancer lifestyle you deserve!

Web design industry is changing so fast, that most schools and education systems cannot keep up with it – the best way to learn web design, development and freelancing is ONLINE! Nobody will care about your CV, if you don’t have any REAL-LIFE education and experience!

We are living in Information Age and it is time for You to take FULL advantage of how open and full with possibilities is the world now!

At 1stWebDesigner we are committed to help you To Get Real-Life Education That Matters, because constant learning and growing is the only way you will be able to stay competitive and successful! World is constantly changing and if you are not changing and growing together with it, you will be left behind!

Why You Should Care?

Because all we want is You to succeed the same way we did and even more! We want to show You the bright future and this beautiful new reality Internet provides! We want to open Your eyes to this beautiful Internet lifestyle, where You can take charge of your life:

  • by doing what you love, EVEN if you don’t have any formal education or prior experience!
  • by living anywhere in the WORLD you desire, EVEN if your current reality makes this seem unreal!
  • by picking your own hours you work in, EVEN if you only have experience in 9-5 job!

How about this for a promise?

Why I know you will succeed? Because we did it ourselves after several years of struggle! There is different, beautiful reality, escape from cubicle nation, escape from Matrix, escape from so-called rat-race!

We believe learning and working ONLINE is the future! Time is now, when you can do what you love, when location and time you work becomes irrelevant – You make your own rules! Let us open Your eyes and join this beautiful new reality!

A little about our history..

1stwebdesigner (1WD) was founded in August 30, 2008, by Dainis Graveris, 19 years old by then, but crazy passionate about web design world, amazed of possibilities Internet and freelance lifestyle offers! From the whole beginnings this site was his playground, where he committed to organise WORLD’s information, news about web design! At first it started as his personal venture but it quickly gained other designer admittance as quality resource and trusted source!

We have grown far… and now our team consists of around 10 web design and freelance professionals, who are passionate and committed to always let you know about news and best practices in industry !

1WD started with regular list articles for tools, themes, and tutorials from different websites, and as the audience grew, it began to welcome more contributors which helped 1WD grow faster.

Today, 1WD focuses on teaching people on how to become a freelance web designer/developer through our library of articles, eBooks and video guides.

Introducing AwesomeWeb

In January 2014, 1stWebDesigner started collaborating with Michael Dunlop (IncomeDiary) and Nicholas Tart to create AwesomeWeb, a tool that will change the way you get clients forever!

You need more clients. Michael’s clients need better freelancers. So we worked hard to create a marketplace that brings both audiences together.

AwesomeWeb is a simple freelance marketplace that caters to freelancers. No more bidding wars. No more percentage of project fees. Web designers love it so far! One guy earned $3700 in the first 30 days!

As long as we always, always make decisions in the best interests of freelancers, we’ll attract the best freelancers. Which in turn, attracts the best clients who are willing to pay premium rates.

Right now we are still in beta, but we have opened doors in September 21, 2014. Sign up now and get more clients!