A friend of mine who just happens to be a very talented designer and avid gamer came up with a lovely design for a hub of an upcoming bloodborne game. I saw this on his behance and thought it just need to be developed and made "real". I see a lot of deisgns on behance that get said to be responsive but then in the real world just simply would not work truly responsive.
See we sat down and I said I think it looks awesome and we should take it to the next level and show how it would work in the real worls... So I did just that! It took off on behance and has even helped earn my friend his first badge on behance
It helped develop us both further as designer and developer and is exactly why I think doing little side projects can only benefit and deisgner or developer.