A 2012 interview of Shigeru Miyamoto on The Guardian:
Is there a difference between the kind of designer that started in art, like Miyamoto (who is ambidextrous – both Mario and Link were designed with his left-hand), to one who started in programming, I wonder?
“I don’t think there is a big difference,” he says. “Obviously people from artist or programmer backgrounds have to work together soon enough. So I think there are two key characteristics: a positive attitude towards new things, and someone who doesn’t easily give up in the face of problems or criticism. That’s what I look for in a new hire.”
There’s a part two of the interview, both are insightful.
P.S.: I got this link from Federico Vittici’s epic iOS 10 review.