People rarely go out of their way to recognize the work of others. Everyone needs to promote themselves more. Women are especially bad at this, because we think it’s “bragging.” Screw that. “Brag” away. No one knows what you’ve done at your desk and how important it was, unless you tell them. Not only is it good for your career, it’s often useful information. Your coworkers will learn of your strengths and will know they can come to you for help.
Designers never ask the inverse. They never wonder whether programmers should become designers. They have a better grasp of the concept of teamwork, and how teams are built on mutual trust, trust that one’s teammates are responsibly performing their part of the team’s job.
UI/UX work is not just about creating a beautiful picture. It’s about addressing your clients’ needs by providing new experiences for users and inspiring them to take action. It’s vital to do your research, discuss ideas with product managers, understand business needs, and check your assumptions. Only after all of that can you begin drawing.