What does a UI Architect do? – Interview with Graham Bancroft, UI Architect

Have you ever wondered “What does a UI Architect do?” We interviewed our in-house wizard, Graham on 20 years of working in the industry.

If I had to explain what I do to a 5 year-old, I’d say..

I take the designs from a designer and turn them into web pages or apps that you can see and use on your tablet and the laptop Santa gave you for Christmas.

I’m self taught with 20 years of industry experience.

It feels like I’ve been there since the beginning, not of time, just the web industry.

The best part of my job is problem solving…

I get a great deal of satisfaction from completing a complex task.

The future of UI looks very busy!

Being a developer means that you never stop learning. The world of front-end and web development is moving fast, due to emerging new technologies, APIs, and libraries that are changing the field.

The one piece of advice I’d give to someone wanting to become a UI Architect is…

Be curious, keep exploring and learning new things, never be complacent and never believe you know everything. 

If I wasn’t a UI Architect I’d like to be…

A front end developer.

My favourite app is Dark Sky.

It’s a weather app. I don’t like surprises!

My last meal would be Chicken Adobo.

It’s a Filipino dish that combines salty and sweet flavours. It’s delicious!

A funny career moment happened as a teenager after meeting with my school careers advisor and requesting to work with animals…

I was given a job as a trainee butcher- not quite what I had in mind!

My mantra in life is that if you can dream it, you can do it!

Dream big and never give up.