Great write up on a message that should be more frequently talked about. I was constantly hearing “you don’t need to know how to code” from designers more experienced than me, and I chose to use that as armor for why I didn’t know it.
However, now that I’m learning and working towards fluency in these languages, I can’t imagine being without them. There’s nothing like designing and coding something then getting that “I MADE THIS” feeling when you’re done. Even though it’s just small projects, you can still see where you’re headed.