Desingineer – the mythical person every Startups are looking for

Programmer Woman

Of course, many founders who have also asked me, keep saying, “we need a designer who can code in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and Python/Ruby.” My usual answer is, “you’re looking for a genius, you should try splitting it into (i) a designer who does HTML, CSS (ii) a programmer and (iii) perhaps even a separate Javascript coder.”
Why?

As Chris mentioned, someone who is good (let’s not even consider awesome) in both worlds of design and development is either mythical or very rare. They’re doing something on their own, are already kicking ass, and are not available.

I had the privilege to have worked with a few such geniuses and they’re doing very good on their own. I’ve tried my hands on both worlds but never came close to being that good, leave alone being a genius.

If you find someone, who is even close to, or comfortable striding in these two worlds of designing and development, give them everything they need and have them on your side. They’re some of the rarest breeds.

So, what do you say? How many “Desingineer” do you know?

A good designer needed

A Mumbai based company, working autonomously for a Kansas city HealthCare solution Provider, is looking out for a Good Designer for the expansion of their team. The prospective candidate should be highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or above, Macromedia Dreamweaver 4.0 or above and Macromedia Flash 5.0 or above. Knowledge of Server Side script/database would be an added advantage.

The payscale is a competitive pay scale and you will not regret joining the company. You will be required to design and co-ordinate the same with html/asp/css/javascript, you will also get opportunities to work on Pocket PC Devices if you have the required skillset, which is not necessary though would be useful if you are willing to venture into.

Their development work is 100% software export to the United States. Send in your resume and portfolio as a comment link to this blog or as an e-mail to me. Remember that your minimum years of experience should be 2 years and residing (or should be able to shift at his/her own cost) to Mumbai (INDIA).