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30: Designers should(n't) code | An interview with Ben Brignell

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In this episode we're joined by Ben Brignell, a Designer, to talk about the crossover between 'Design' and 'Code'. We discuss the 'Designers Should Code' ongoing debate, and talk about some practicalities of working with multi-disciplined individuals in the Web industry.

Guest Ben picked this week's Toolstar:
- Sketch, the design utility:

Jukebox recommendations this episode are:
- 'Glass Jar' by Gang Gang Dance, suggested by guest Ben.
- 'Awake to You' by Taylor Mcferrin from Mark.
- 'Through Clouds' by Gold Panda from Ben.
All three are added to the Relative Paths Spotify Playlist (, and while it exists, the Apple Music playlist too (

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- A11Y Slack:

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The music we use for various intro bits, stings and outro is ‘Vitreous Detachment’ by Origamibiro, used with kind permission.

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