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Perfect Match: Tech Careers for Your Personality - Part 1

Updated: Jun 6

Welcome back, and thanks for joining again! If you're new here, be sure to check out my previous Blog for some essential background. For those familiar with our last discussion, we highlighted the importance of finding your niche. And today, we're taking a new angle to help you find your niche. So buckle up, and let’s dive in!


Personality 1 : The Creator

The Artistic personality, also known as "The Creator," thrives on self-expression and creativity. They excel in generating original ideas and solutions, flourishing in environments that foster innovation and adaptability[1].

So you're creative, a natural empath, expressive, and sensitive. You like art, but unfortunately, you hate coding or it never really clicked for you. You might think there's no place for you in tech, but the truth is, you can easily shine in a UI/UX design career.

UI/UX Design

Many people don't realize it, but UI/UX is actually a major force in the tech industry.It's the backbone of fields like mobile and web development. And the best part? If you’ve got the right skills, it's one of the easiest and most exciting areas to get into!

Let's start by defining what UI/UX is. UI/UX design involves the roles and responsibilities of creating and implementing effective user interfaces to ensure an engaging and smooth experience for users. This field is divided into two main components: "UI" which stands for User Interface and focuses on the visual and interactive elements of a digital product; and "UX," or User Experience, which emphasizes the overall feel and ease of use that users encounter while interacting with the product [2].

Complicated? Let's try again! Have you ever landed on a website and felt like you were running through a maze? A hard to reach checkout? Troublesome login or sign-up? Uneven buttons?

These are all clear signs of poor UI/UX design. UI/UX isn't just about making things look good , it's about crafting experiences that are engaging and intuitive. It takes an artistic soul who can blend creativity with empathy, truly understanding what the user feels. Plus, a great UI/UX designer balances aesthetics with functionality, making sure the interface is as delightful to use as it is to look at.

So, UI/UX is the foundation of any application or website you visit, which brings us to our next personality type .


Personality 2 : The Creative Thinker

The Creative Thinker combines artistic creativity with analytical and logical skills. They excel in roles that require both innovative problem-solving and structured thinking.

So you're both creative and logical. You're curious and expressive, but you're also analytical. You've tried the arts but have also delved into STEM. You often find yourself struggling to focus on just one thing. One minute you're writing a poem, and the next you're solving Calculus IV. Or better yet, you've tried UI/UX, found it exciting but also a bit boring! If it feels like something is missing, the right career option for you might be a front-end web developer.

Front-end Development

Since COVID-19, web development has exploded in popularity, making it a bustling and competitive field. With your programming skills, you can easily excel and stand out in this exciting industry.

A front-end developer is responsible for building  the visual and interactive aspects of websites and web applications that users engage with. They utilize web languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to design and implement user interfaces (UI), which define the appearance and functionality of a site or application [3]. Everything you see on a website is essentially built by a front-end developer based on predefined designs created by a UI/UX designer, from buttons and animations to colors and layouts.

The foundation of the front-end industry is straightforward: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Master these basics, and you'll be well-prepared. While new frameworks and libraries emerge regularly, it's crucial to focus on the fundamentals. One of the most popular libraries is React, but my advice is to master the basics first. Frameworks and libraries may change over time, but the core principles never change .

Can I be both a UI/UX Designer and a Front-End Developer?

Well, the answer is yes! You can absolutely be both a UI/UX Designer and a Front-End Developer. Combining these roles can make you exceptionally valuable in the tech industry. As a UI/UX Designer, you bring an understanding of user experience and visual design, while your front-end development skills allow you to implement these designs effectively. By mastering both design and development, you can create user-friendly, and visually appealing websites.

If you're excited to break into UI/UX, I recommend you check out the resources listed below :

  • Google UX Design Professional Certificate. You can find it here.

  • Introduction to UI and UX Design. You can find it here.

  • Introduction to UX Design . You can find it here.

If you're excited to break into Front-end development industry , I recommend you check out the resources listed below :

  • Front - End Developer Professional Certificate. You can find it here.

  • The Complete JavaScript Course 2024: From Zero to Expert . You can find it here.

  • HTML and CSS courses offered by Codecademy. You can find them here.

Note: The most important resource is practice. You can take a bunch of courses, but the only way to truly shine is through consistent practice. As the famous saying goes, practice makes perfect.

So, you've seen how you can transition from UI/UX to a role in web development. While front-end web developers write code to implement designs provided by UI/UX designers, that's not the whole story. In fact, front-end developers often need to communicate with back-end developers. We'll discuss that in a future blog, so stay tuned for Part 2!


[1]: The Career Project. (n.d.). Artistic (Creators) Careers. Retrieved from

[2] : Career Group Companies. (n.d.). How to land a job in UX/UI design. Retrieved from

[3] : Coursera. (n.d.). What does a front-end developer do?. Retrieved from


And with that, we reach the end of the blog. I hope you had a good read and learned a lot. Stay tuned as we'll cover more tech-related topics in future blogs .

Incase of any questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out to me via LinkedIn . I'm always open to fruitful discussions.🍏🦜


Ooo maybe i am a potential Front End Developer

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Glad to hear that 😊

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