Many designers think each discipline should mind their own business, while others see no problem in professionals wearing multiple hats. Many developers see designers who code as a threat, while others see it as a facilitator. This is a hotly debated subject, and although I think some great designers are also superb at coding, I will always defend that the more you focus on a particular area the best you will be at it. But this shouldn’t be a reason for you to miss out on the benefits of having another skill under your belt.
As a designer who has gone as far to set up Linux servers and program back-end, I see no question that understanding ‘the basics’ of coding would benefit any designer…
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Writer’s Note: This is the 2nd of a series of portfolio guides that aims to help those among our readers with the skill set that is featured.
Before We Begin
Professionals who work in the creative industry need portfolios to showcase their skills to attract clients and peers. Once upon a time this was solved by creating stunning printed pieces. However, no matter how you look at it, times have changed and designers are no longer just designers. We’ve got different specialties that cover many different fields within design. It’s important that you identify your strengths before starting to build your own portfolio.
Today we will cover all the bases that lead to the creation of an amazing User Interface Portfolio, so if this happens to be your specialization, keep reading!
Quality and Quantity
Take the creation of your portfolio as any other important project you would work on…
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- Web designers who charges a cheap fee for a design ARE NOT better.
- Understand the pros and cons in hiring both agencies and an individual.
- Find a designer whose work makes you believe they can get the job done.
- Make sure that the designer’s core values in web design are congruent with the degree of the problem you are facing.
- Ensure that the designer has the skills you need to solve your problem.
- You Will Find Things You Will Otherwise Not Find
- More Limits = More Pressure, More Pressure = Creativity
- Your Skills Will Soar
- You Will Begin to Appreciate The Little Things
- You May Find a Good Reason to Rebuild Those Limitations