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Is it valuable to learn to code as a designer?

🔥 Campfire 29: Learning to code is invaluable if you want to be an outstanding designer. You start thinking about problem-solving in new and abstract ways.

Alex Dovhyi
Alex Dovhyi
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Is it valuable to learn to code as a designer?

It’s Friday, and here we are with a new  Campfire 🔥 edition sent by truly yours, Alex Dovhyi. Each week I answer questions from readers about design, freelancing, building skills, switching careers, and anything else that makes you scratch your mind.


This week's question is... 🥁

Is it valuable to learn to code as a designer?

There are many people out there arguing whether designers should code.

Learning to code is invaluable if you want to be an outstanding designer.

I chose to study computer science at university because it completely transforms your thinking.

You start thinking about problem-solving in new and abstract ways.

Code can be challenging, but it never hurts to learn. Applying a computer science mindset to design helped me become a better designer, and learning to code can help you do the same.


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