As a designer, how do you find a developer when you want to launch your own project? Do you have enough personal connections to just find collaborators easily? Or have you tried hiring someone via oDesk or other platforms?
Everyone I've worked with started with a personal connection. I think you have to have that first to collaborate. And I do believe working with a developer is a collaboration. I think you need to work with people who have similar tastes as you. Whether that's in programming, design, quality, or life in general. I've been fortunate to work in a Coworking group in Greenville, SC called CoWork where everyone does have similar tastes. And I have some guys that are good friends that are my go-to developers. And we work great together.