Back in the early 2000s, I had the title “Web Developer/Designer.”

I hated that term then, and I still do.

I used to strongly suggest to clients that they hire three separate people with specific skillsets instead of one person who was expected to do concept, fit and finish, copywriting…

I live in a suburb of San Francisco. My town is safe and cozy. It’s known as a great place to raise a kid. Kids frequently walk or bike to school here. I’ve heard locals refer to it as “Mayberry-By-The-Sea.”

It’s also mostly white. It borders Oakland, specifically an historically…

“You’ve got impostor syndrome bad,” my spouse said to me this weekend.

“It’s not impostor syndrome,” I protested. “I just really don’t know what I’m doing.”

Oh, wait.

But I don’t have the usual kind of impostor syndrome, the kind that prevents forward movement, the kind that prevents growth. I…

Janet Taylor

Design leader. Recovering software engineer. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. She/her pronouns.

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