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To code or not to code? Graphic designers from across the globe have likely asked themselves that question at least once in their careers. Should a graphic designer also learn to code? Or, should he stick with his core competence, designing? Is there a link between being an expert coder and being an expert graphic designer?
This week, Swiss graphic and web designer Mirko Humbert examines whether graphic designers should add coding to their graphic design toolbox. Humbert's article concludes by asking readers, "Should graphic designers learn how to code?" All members of the graphic design community are encouraged to read the article and respond to the poll which can be found HERE.
Arguments against coding include (1) graphic designers aren't web developers, (2) the process of mastering coding and staying up-to-date on it is time-consuming, (3) the learning process is never-ending in scope, (4) graphic designers could spread themselves too thin and jeopardize their core skills, (5) programs exist that can streamline the coding process, and (6) coding can be outsourced quickly and cheaply.
Some graphic designers have become expert coders. Reasons graphic designers would want to follow this route include, first and foremost according to Humbert, "These new skills such as coding in HTML and CSS will give you the possibility to create web projects much better than if you rely on someone else to code your websites."
Other reasons include graphic designers being able to understand how the entire process of creating a website and coding it works, the ability to broaden a designer's skill set and business portfolio, the ability to communicate with developers more effectively, and "It's where the industry is going," according to Humbert.
In other news from GraphicDesign.com, the site has brought aboard two new featured writers, Ted Leonhardt and David Langton. Leonhardt is a New York City-based designer who has more than 20 years of experience providing conceptual direction for companies like Pfizer, Ernst and Young, and Unilever.
Langton specializes in business consulting and has worked with brand name companies including Microsoft, Nissan, Charles Schwab, Nordstrom, Washington Mutual, Electronic Arts, Apple, XO Communications, Boeing, and Weyerhaeuser. Look for feature articles from the minds of Leonhardt and Langton on GraphicDesign.com.
Finally, in July, GraphicDesign.com will be hosting a "meeting of the minds" in New York City for its writers and members of its Advisory Board. The group is comprised of nearly 30 of the top names in the graphic design industry who together will shape the direction of GraphicDesign.com. In April, the Advisory Board was instrumental in launching an all-new GraphicDesign.com, which featured a brand new Job Board and Firm Directory.
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