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

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

  • Mig ReyesMig Reyes, 4 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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