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Discussion on: Can you excel at front-end with average UI design skill?

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Samia Ruponti

We have wonderful, highly skilled designers that work with us to codify those aspects of our design into reusable components.

designers are codifying it? I want to understand this! because traditionally, designers produce the vision in graphic format and devs translate vision in code, don't they?

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malik

I would say for the most part that for that there are developers that collaborate with designers to "codify" the designs that a design team made.

However there are developers that have previous experience as a designer and would be great at taking these abstract designs, and then making them into a reality.

It is definitely is a job but it is a rare skillset to be able to do both at a very skilled level. Matter of fact, my company is hiring for that exact position right now, take a look at the job description for yourself!

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Samia Ruponti

Thank you for posting that job. Job posts like these confuse the hell outta me. I am pretty good with code (if not then I can figure it out) but I absolutely suck at designing. But all jobs seem to want people who can design first and code later, or code in JavaScript exclusively. I guess you are looking for those rare people?

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malik

I wouldn't say all jobs want people who can design first and then code later, because not every company wants developers who design.

Sometimes they just want people that can take a wireframe or mockup, and implement it in a client - whether that's web or mobile.

For that specific position, we're looking for someone to guide the improvement of our design system, allowing developers to be more productive instead of worrying about styling.