February 4, 2013
I use all of the big boys in the Adobe Creative Suite for most design work. A little Excel, a little R, a little Tableau. Bit of D3, but my JS is shaky.
It's definitely a blend, which is why it requires a good team or a designer with a really unique skill set (or both). For me it leans more toward a science because, while I value aesthetics, there needs to be a specific practical application.
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