After a few months working as a UX designer, I recognized repetitive tasks that could be automatized in the design workflow, while working with the sketch to design mockups. One of those tasks was, from a fully designed mockup, generate a dark theme design from the original.
After presenting this idea to the company, that I’m currently working, they not only valued it but also gave me the time and encouragement to work on it, so that's what I did.
Before I could start coding I did deep research on UI dark mode principles, trying to- recognize patterns and how each different element changes when transformed into dark mode. …
This article is part of a two-part analysis that compares my personal experiences of working in UX Design and Frontend Development.
In the first part, I talked about my daily routine and team interactions. And, in the second part, I will be talking about:
Working in a technological and creative area, I find it very important to feel that I have some kind of influence on the final product I’m working on. …
In my career path, still short, I had the opportunity to work as a Frontend Developer and as a UX Designer.
In both my experiences, I was part of the minority. When I was a Frontend Developer I worked in an artist workplace, with big a focus on design, and when I was a UX Designer I was in a big tech company, where the designers were an endangered species.
Overall I enjoy working in both fields and there are things that I enjoy more in one field than the other.
They are clearly different fields, but since they can be done in similar workplaces and can be found inside the same team, maybe they aren’t so different. …