Code and The Designer’s Role

I came across an interesting blogpost by Sarah Hunt, a Product Manager at Adobe, where she discusses how important that graphic designers learn to code.

There are 3 main take-away points I want to highlight that Sarah mentions:

1. Coding introduces designers to a wider range of digital mediums to work in:

Printed creations are expected to be consumable on a range of devices and digital mediums, and to remain relevant in this industry the wise designer will adapt, change, and learn.

2.  Being able to code makes you more competitive as a designer:

By being able to code as well as design, you automatically become more valuable to employers.

3.  Understanding code languages helps you to better communicate your vision with developers:

Code is a language and if you do not understand the language then you’re going to have a hard time efficiently communicating with your developers.

To read in full Sarah’s post, A Designer’s Role in a Digital World of Code, click here.


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