I also consider myself a UI / frontend developer! I liked your points on using React in this comment thread. I currently live in Las Vegas, but I'm curious about React opportunities in Seattle?
There are tons! Seattle is a thriving market for web/JS opportunities. Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook are all using React (and growing), and there are plenty of medium sized companies around too.
Downside: we're becoming the next San Francisco and it's getting really expensive to live in/afford this area.
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