Yes, Viriginia, You Can Be a Designer & Developer (and an architect/engineer)
25 Aug 2011
My lovely partner, Queenellen, came across this weird posting in the "help wanted" section of craigslist.
I realize that the poster was attempting to clarify some concepts, but naturally, the posting rubbed me the wrong way. Clearly some designers can not program nor develop, and some developers should never be allowed near a pen, but to say that the two are mutually exclusive is patently false. For us, design and development are part-and-parcel of the same process. Likewise, many architects are also capable civil engineers.
Lest you think I'm merely tooting my own renaissance-man-horn, I point you to the designer/programmer/developer Maeda -- whose Java applets of the late 90s are the sine qua non of high-level design combined with high-level programming. See his website and work by following the link below.
Visit Maeda Studio »