Who is a Creator Designer?
A Creator Designer is someone who designs and creates physical items, web applications, software, and services without the need to write code. This type of designer has become increasingly popular as the availability of no-code tools has increased. Creator Designers can use these tools to quickly spin-up ideas, prototypes, and MVPs in a fraction of the time required for coding.
These are some useful tools to help speed up and simplify the Creator Designer’s workflow:
- Adobe Creative Cloud: This is the suite of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD, and other Adobe Creative tools that are essential for a Creator Designer to have.
- Figma: Figma is a powerful vector-based design tool that is used for UI/UX Design.
- Sketch: Sketch is a powerful vector-based design tool that can be used for mockups.
- Webflow: Webflow is a web design platform that allows users to design, build and launch websites without writing code.
- Bubble: Bubble is a no-code platform for building web and mobile applications.
- Airtable: Airtable is a database management system that lets users quickly create and track data.
There are lots of great courses available to help Creator Designers understand the tools and get up to speed quickly. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Udemy: Udemy offers courses on all of the tools listed above.
- Skillshare: Skillshare has courses focused on branding, web design, illustration, and more.
- Coursera: Coursera offers a variety of courses on web development, coding, and design.
- Pluralsight: Pluralsight is a comprehensive library of courses that covers a wide variety of technical subjects and topics.
Creator Designers should follow some basic practices to ensure their product is successful. These include:
- Research: Research your target audience and their needs.
- User Testing: Test and refine your design with actual users.
- Iteration: Test, refine, and iterate to make sure the product is meeting the user’s needs.
- Iterative Design Process: Develop a process for making sure the design process is successful.
- Develop a style guide: Create a set of design rules for consistency across products.
- Documentation: Document the process to help you in the future.