In my earlier jobs I was more of a designer. Depending on the scale of the website, I occasionally still prefer to be. For my day-in, day-out creativity – I actually prefer to be in the code.
I’ve been involved in projects and jobs as an Interaction Designer, Webmaster, Digital Media Designer, Web Developer, Marketing Assistant… yada yada.
After almost a decade, I’ve landed on developer by day and designer by night as the most accurate—or, least inaccurate—job description.
Okay, cool. What the hell does that mean.
Alright, well, I guess my craft is translating the [ UI / design ] of a website or web app into [ a CMS / code ]. Wireframes, UI kits, mockups, style guides; they all need to be carefully considered as they go from “cool” mockups to actual, living projects.
I typically talk through the typography, color schemes, and layouts with the designers, and then hand-write the code for a twig-based CMS. I don’t technically work in one system…but if it’s not Craft (or Kirby/Timber/anything using Twig PHP), you’re really doing yourself a disservice. It’s also best done as a team, which is why I’m insanely happy to be a part of the Mighty team, rather than a lone silo.
You can see a visual example of what I poorly wrote on my Projects page.