As a designer, I find it incredibly useful knowing a certain amount of HTML, CSS, and PHP. It’s helped me be more thoughtful and open-minded in my work.
Second to that (or maybe first, who are we kidding)—I find the problem solving required for coding extremely satisfying and fun. I’m currently learning a lot about CSS Grid, because it hugely impacts what is possible on the web (and therefore the reasonable possibilities for design).
For that reason (and of course—since this is indeed a portfolio website—to share what I am capable of), I have coded this website 100% by myself, using what I know.
If you notice anything funky or have suggestions, I’d appreciate if you send me an email and let me know. I’m always learning and improving!