Just started chaining my bio on social networks to this:
> Developer & Designer at Nothing Magical. Currently working on
I never really considered myself a designer, but I spend a ton of time designing things now. A few people asked me how I learned: trial & error.
As far as design goes, I have no idea what I'm doing. I just try a bunch of stuff until I don't hate it. Some things come more naturally than others. I spent almost no time on Cheddar for iOS design-wise. The pieces just fell into place. Things like the Cheddar homepage took forever.
The one thing I have learned about trying to be a designer is the process is everything. The whole experience of trying things and realizing what does and doesn't work is designing. It took me awhile to appreciate this part of it.
Go make stuff.