Design is such an important part of the things we interact with on a daily basis, and more often than not, take for granted.

Throughout the last several months, on top of learning the basics of front end web development, I’ve been focusing on design. I’ve been illustrating for years, but since getting into web development, the design factor and user experience for sites and apps has really hit my sweet spot. Since learning new programs such as Sketch, InVision, Omnigraffle, etc., my passion for design has really skyrocketed.

What I love about UX design is that it’s more than just designing a pretty interface. It’s getting a full understanding of your customer and their relationship with your product. I recently attended a design protohack event last weekend, and it was an amazing learning experience. We teamed up and went through a twelve hour process from forming an idea, researching, testing it, adjusting it, testing it again and finally presenting our prototype.

For anyone looking to get into UX/UI design or coding, I highly recommend getting on meetup and finding events to get involved with.

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