Traditionally, design was seen as a way to show a look and feel of a product before going into production. This was typically done by arrangement of typography, lines, shapes and colors following a set of specifications.
Today, designers are seen as storytellers tasked with understanding the user's goals and creating a journey that compliments needs, wants, and pain points of the target audience.
Design is ever evolving with the injection of new technologies everyday, a strong UI/UX designer will hold a strong understanding and experience of web technologies to meet all milestones of a project.
A powerful tool for all designs today. A number of services are available today for designers to bring their designs alive and communicate all journeys.
My career timeline has brought opportunities to work with a number of languages outside of front-end technology: PHP 4, jQuery, SQL, Coldfusion, Java, and Solidity (Web3).