Jônatas is a Brazilian designer and digital art director with a focus on UI, UX, visual, and motion design. His passion is to design digital projects and interfaces that make technology simple for everybody. For the past 6 years, Jônatas has worked on a diverse range of projects and with teams of all sizes. He lives for colors and forms, is obsessed with every tiny detail, and never stops working until the pixels are perfect.
Much of the digital design community is locked in debate over whether or not designers should code. Some are in favor of seeking out the unicorns who can design and code, while others claim they don't exist, or just get in the way.
In this article, Toptal freelance designer Jônatas Vieira offers his own firsthand perspective on this issue. Can learning how to code elevate your career to the next level? Or would such skills go unused?
Jônatas is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program.
This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high
quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are
looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Jônatas
shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every
week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making
it in the industry.
Associate's degree in Marketing
Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá - Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil