Mixed media has always been intriguing to me. You see it in traditional art projects such as sewing, collage, or paintings. To code perfect validation means nothing if the user does not understand how to use the interface. On the other hand, if a user cannot get past validation does it matter what the interface looks like? Design and functionality feel like mixing media, but just like art they go hand in hand. I enjoy discovering and improving ways to make them work well together.