I grew up with a passion for drawing and painting, but was also encouraged to engage with lots of left brain analytical problem solving. The result? A visual designer that can handle the rigors of UX and product design all at once. Now if I could only code, I'd hit that magical trifecta, akin to a million supernovas raining down the tears of Steve Jobs from heaven!
Kidding. But I do understand the structure and limitations of most code bases, and if I don't, I don't pretend to know. I ask the developer. And then usually we get a snack and it's chill.
I pride myself in working well with my teams, whether in house or remotely; I'm embarrassed of the trope of the designer as 'better than thou' and work extra hard to listen and make the hard decisions cross functionally that help both the user and the business.
If you'd like to learn more, I'm always happy to chat - email@example.com