With the addition of a single modifying noun (invoked twice here), you’ve brought more nuance to this conversation than I’ve seen elsewhere. As one of my former teachers would say, now we’re cookin’ with hot grease.
I think of coding as just one tool in my design tool belt. I choose to throw something together in the browser to quickly test an idea or model a how an aspect of the interface should behave. Sometimes, I hand over the file to a developer, but that’s so the team can extract information from it should they need it.
I’ve never considered myself as a Designer Who Codes™ because my code is not intended to be shipped. In my current gig, it’s a communication tool at best.
Thank you for taking the time to share. I’m looking forward to learning more.