Whether you're a developer or not, you can absolutely still help build your own site. In fact, it's important that you do. Anticipating how your audience will interact with your site -- navigating, consuming, purchasing, sharing -- and structuring it to make it easier for them to do the things that matter most (to them and to you) is major.
Alec Harrison is the founder of Audacious Design, a design studio, and also works as a senior UI designer for Fresh Tilled Soil. He is passionate about data, data visualization, and technology. He specializes in creating intuitive UX/UI designs for many types of industries and products across mobile, tablet & web platforms