I am an avid UX Designer hailing from the Big Apple, who also moonlights as a Front-End Developer. My years of web industry experience lie in creating and developing clean, detailed UI for various Internet Retailer 500 companies. My mantra is to keep the complications in the back-end, while maintaining the simplicity in the front-end. I also believe a strong background in website analytics and target audience review is needed; it is another tool a UX Designer has to pinpoint new ways to enhance the web platform.
Aside from the ability to design and code, I believe a UX Designer should possess strong communication skills, both in the Business and Technology worlds, so one can convey the strategy from the conception phase all the way to product/feature launch.
I find pleasure working with various marketing and technology teams in translating web-standards and cutting-edge practices, while discussing their merits to determine what ultimately is baked into the final web platform.