So there you go, I’m a hybrid. It should not surprise you as there are many like me. Developers that have a defect in their brain that causes them to write certain code constructions and have a bit of a design lookout on life. People with a creative brain that are hard to control, most of the time.
No I’m not a designer
Nah, I can’t be a designer all my life. Simply because I lack the training to do a proper job. I know about colours and I know about design, but I can’t produce unique ideas 24 hours per day. I need to work on code, orthogonal lines, squares and other technical stuff.
I do love orange chairs and hip-hop music from time to time. I also value freedom… alot! Some of you may have noticed that while working with me.
In my spare time I really love to go out, photograph landscapes and other stuff I find interesting. It’s my way of expression creativity and my sense of art. Sometimes I still make drawings using crayon and pencil. Love those!
A different kind of developer
Can I write code? Sure I can and lots of it. I know the .NET framework inside-out. I like to write code, but it has to be fun to do. I do mind following standards, just because they’re standards. I’d like to know why it works that way and see if there’s another way if the code is ugly.
Don’t ask me to define ugly here as I don’t know what it takes to make one piece of code look pretty and another piece of code look ugly. There is simply no definition for it in my mind.
There´s just one thing I like to build: User interfaces. In all shapes, sizes, technologies, colors and interaction techniques.
You can ask me to produce stunning interfaces, but you can’t ask me to build a huge webservice and like it. Sure I can build WCF, I know how it works and how I can get the correct results out of it. But I don’t like writing it for hours on end.
What defines a hybrid?
As you can see I tried to define what I like and what makes me a hybrid. It isn’t a real definition, rather a description of the implementation of a hybrid. I don’t have the answer to the question, but I hope you can help me out here.
Are you a designer, a developer or a hybrid and why are you what you are? Reply in a comment! I would love to hear from you!