I started a new lesson from lynda.com called Mapping the Modern Web Design Process, which is basically just what it says, mapping out your design process for a website.
Below is a circular diagram of the process and planning of web design.
Though I said I wanted to work as a front-end web designer, if I really want to go into freelance I will eventually need to learn about the back-end to become a full stack developer. Even then, I wouldn’t be able to design a great website on my own. That was one of the things I realized going through these videos as he talked about all the roles that needed to be filled in a team.
The “Typical Roles” are just ones that are usually available within a big team, while the “Isolated Roles” are ones that should probably be filled by someone besides myself. It’s important to have a subjective view to the website, because mine could potentially be biased.