I am a UI developer working for a software company. We are at the initial stage of planning our first online product. Kendo UI is in the list for UI and it's our leader's idea who is a back-end developer. Although I am not saying everything has to be tailor-made with full customization, my view is that UI/UX planning should not be constrained to the technical implementation.
I am asked to make up a prototype for the better user interaction ideas but if I already know what they are going to implement is 100% default behaviour that Kendo UI offers, what is the point?
All our competitor's online product are very unique that they hardly use any 3rd party tool apart from more standardized libraries like jQuery.
I lost my motivation, already seeing the output that will look alike others.
If I want to make a good career out of UI designer, do you think I should find a place that understands the real value of user experience?