I really enjoy Backend Development and want to continue my education and land a job focused on the Backend, but I am having some trouble coming up with project ideas to put onto a portfolio. I know it’s fairly easy to show off your Frontend skills in a Portfolio, but I am terrible at web design and Frontend development, and I would like to be able to show off my Backend skills.
I understand that you need to understand the workflow for Frontend as a Backend developer, and I am already planning on learning more about the Frontend. However, I much prefer the Backend so I would want to be able to build a Portfolio that would help me land that kind of job.
Another question: If you are currently looking for Backend jobs, do employers and HR care if the design of your projects look good?