Artist vs. Designer

Several years ago, as a junior designer in a small company, I was dying to take on a project of my own. Finally, my boss gave me a shot and I was determined to make something amazing happen… After many long hours and several scrapped ideas I was done—my first masterpiece.

The client loved it. Her friends loved it. Her family loved it. I had captured her personality and put it online.

Six months later I ran into her and eventually asked her how the site has impacted her business… I believe the answer was, “Ehh, same-old, same-old.”


That’s when I realized I succeeded as an artist, but failed as a designer.


Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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