When I started doing web design, I decided to start coding. Knowing both the strengths and limitations of technology makes the design more cohesive. I like to take a whole brain approach and throw the left half of my brain in the code, and keep the right half anchored in good design. It's not easy, but someone's gotta do it.
I'll gladly take the simple projects, but the complex ones are the most rewarding. Check out what I'm up to on Twitter and Instagram, or you can always send me an email.