Why We Hire UI Engineers on Optimizely’s Design Team
Jeff Zych

Makes sense, I guess that’s why some designers are also great front end devs to ensure that their design works and looks as good in the real world as it does in their mock-ups.

It’s also great to be able to design in the browser with quick prototypes to test out interaction ideas. I think front end devs will become an integral part of many design teams in the future.