Looking at the increasing blend of Development and Design within project teams, job profiles and industries, we couldn’t help but wonder: Where are the boundaries? What is mine and what is yours? And how do we feel when we go too far?
In their roles as Art Director and Web Developer, Sheldon and Valerie decided to temporarily become their own guinea pigs and mess around with the other discipline. How does a developer feel when a designer suddenly directly edits their CSS files? How does a designer feel when a developer starts to freestyle on their Sketch designs?
During this talk, Valerie and Sheldon want to share the surprising, painful and enlightening lessons they learnt.
Once upon a time, Valerie was a Marketing Manager. After falling in love with code, she decided to jump ship, become a Web Developer and console.log(life). At ‘Your Majesty’, she now writes code for digital products and services and never hesitates to bother her talented co-workers with billions of questions about the ‘why’.
Valerie is also hosting her own event-series ‘Cafe Robot’ in Amsterdam, which aims to create an inclusive community for newbie web developers & code hobbyists.
Sheldon is an Art Director at ‘Your Majesty. He is coming from sunny Durban, South Africa where he was born and raised. Sheldon’s work sits at the intersection of design, technology, and strategy, bringing these disciplines together to solve a wide range of problems. He loves learning and experimenting, exploring new technologies, tools and disciplines to further evolve his craft.