Category: job titles

Solving Life’s Problems with CSS

Or: When all you have is a CSS hammer, the world looks like a CSS nail. Whenever I hear a perfectly nice comment like, “Yeah, representing the tech field!” in response to my pure-CSS art, I get a sharp feeling of panic. Like many people who work on UIs for a living, I have difficulty applying the “te...

The spectrum of design roles in 2018

Job titles is a regular topic around here. Occasionally heated, as job titles play a role in the hiring process (why are you asking me React questions for this UX design position role?). And complicated by the fact that there is no agreed-upon standards and the loads of people and companies who don’t take them se...

Getting Nowhere on Job Titles

Last week on ShopTalk, Dave and I spoke with Mandy Michael and Lara Schenck. Mandy had just written the intentionally provocative “Is there any value in people who cannot write JavaScript?” which guided our conversation. Lara is deeply interested in this subject as well, as someone who is a job seeking web ...

“lives in a sort of purgatory”

Brad Frost: A front-end designer … lives in a sort of purgatory between worlds: They understand UX principles and best practices, but may not spend their time conducting research, creating flows, and planning scenarios They have a keen eye for aesthetics, but may not spend their time pouring over font pairings,...