creative juice / ux + design

are you a full stack designer?

You’ve probably heard of a full stack developer, but have you heard of a full stack designer?

A full stack designer is someone who has mastered multiple skills–and not necessarily just in design. More and more companies are seeking individuals who can work on the many stages of a project all the way to completion.

According to an article in Medium, a full stack designer is “is a multi-skill person who can use UX, design patterns, techniques, and tools to complete the product development.” With a designer who is involved throughout each step of the project, the entire process is more streamlined and consistent. A full stack designer focuses on the whole product, which sets them apart from regular designers who may only focus on the usability and/or aesthetics of a product.

The good news is that you can customize your own personal “stack” of skills, depending on your interests and strengths. Here are some of the typical skills a full stack designer has in their tool box:

  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Visual Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Front End Dev
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Java Script
    • PHP
    • Apache

If you have some of these skills, but would like to develop more so you can become a genuine full stack designer, you can get training at a number of places, including General AssemblyBellevue CollegeUniversity of Washington, and other community or technical colleges near you.

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