I transitioned from a development to a design role halfway through 2015. This moved the design position to Vermont, instead of California. From my last title, I knew how to build our sites and which parts in our CMS, MODx, were easier to modify. Both of these factors lead to developing sites faster.
I designed over fifty completely custom, responsive, non-templated, websites in the home services sector. Working with so many clients and goals has helped remove some selflessness the process.