when technology was evolving at a slower pace, people had their job roles and more or less stuck with them.
Fast forward to 2018, and things have changed a lot.
Technology is evolving faster than ever, with new requirements being born every day and alongside that are new job roles to suit those requirements.
When web-based design started championing print, User Experience became a thing, and design had to become more specific. The role of a graphic designer has been split into UX/UI/interaction/app design while keeping front-end capabilities in mind.
This new age of product creation has spawned a whole new list of job titles in which people can specialise, which is exactly what some people have done. Of course, there are still the unicorns, the all-rounders, the multi-disciplinarians who have the ability to see a product through from start to finish. From the big idea and brand identity through to the user experience, user interface, interaction animations and sometimes even the front-end development.
Some might argue that the old saying “jack of all trades, and master of none” still has a ring of truth to it, and they are not wrong. There is nothing more awe-inspiring than a person who has a skill, having put in the requisite 10 000 hours, thereby earning the right to consider themselves knowledgeable in that area.