AMA: I’m Mig Reyes, a designer at Basecamp.

almost 9 years ago from Mig Reyes, Exploring art, technology and design at Basecamp.

  • CJ CiprianoCJ Cipriano, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

    Hi Mig!

    Thanks for doing this AMA, just a few quick questions for you: You say you work mainly in code; while I see that it is all mainly front-end, at what point would you describe yourself as more of an engineer/developer than a designer? Do you think front-end coding is becoming more widely accepted as "design" than "development"?


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    • Mig ReyesMig Reyes, almost 9 years ago

      CJ, great question.

      I don’t think I’m an engineer or “developer” by any stretch. I’m very fortunate to work with really smart, talented, brilliant ones. I do think that having a foundation in front-end coding can only help designers working on the web today. At many companies—Basecamp included—it’s actually a requirement that you can code HTML and CSS if you’re a product designer.

      To further this discussion, while I think it’s good for designers to know code, there are plenty of designers doing great work that don’t know a lick of code, and frankly aren’t interested in learning it. That’s okay, too!

      Whenever I describe myself, I always say designer. HTML and CSS are just some of my design tools.

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