Amber Peter
  • Written by Amber Peter
  • May 14th, 2015

Teaming Up

I really want to talk about my experience competing in the Go Code Colorado challenge, but I realize that it’s going to be difficult to do so without first talking about group projects, working as a group, and how I feel about teamwork.

Amber Peter
  • Written by Amber Peter
  • April 7th, 2015

What’s In My Bag?

What's in my bag?

Amber Peter
  • Written by Amber Peter
  • March 21st, 2015

The Dreaded Question

It comes up at every social event: what do you do? This conversation usually begins with me letting out a sigh as my partner quietly immaterializes like a ninja disappearing into the shadows. It can be a tough question: a number of people don’t fully understand what graphic design or web developement even are, much less how websites work, which web languages they use, and how many types of designers there are. It becomes hard to know what I should even call myself..."designer” makes it sound like I work with art all day, and “developer” makes me sound like I’m engineering something technical. “I build websites” lacks clarity when I’m in a position that involves a lot of different hats, depending on the day (plus there’s always the secret hope that one day I’ll say “I’m a UX Designer” and the person I’m talking to will tell me they’re looking to hire one). Contrary to popular belief, you can master a number of those trades—given enough time and opportunities to work. Here’s some of what I do from day to day.

Amber Peter
  • Written by Amber Peter
  • March 12th, 2015

Why Projects Fail

As a designer, there are many aspects to creating a project that influence its success: predicting an accurate budget or scope, delivering the project on schedule, building a project that meets the needs of the business (or the needs of that business’ users), as well as having a client who is excited to continue working with me in the future once the project is completed.

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