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Artists VS Designers

Being a graphic design student I have seen a few things first hand. I know many designers, and many traditional artists. Like myself, some even have the fortune of combining the two. A very interesting fact to not however is that most designers consider themselves artists, but not all artists call themselves designers. They refer to themselves as simply artists’. To me design is art, just in an abstract form.

Almost all of my graphics instructor always agree that the differences between an artist and a designer are few and far between. To be a good artist, and produce quality works of art one requires talent. Good graphic design work takes skill. One must learn, practice and make proper use of the various elements and principles of design. In my opinion, having skill without having talent is pointless. Like art and design, they both coincide with one another.


Graphic Artist vs Graphic Designer


  1. Hoangnhat Nguyen wrote:

    Hi Dantee. Thanks for your post. I remember the professor discussed this topic to the class. I think it’s more of a personal preference. To me, since I’m concentrating in graphic design, I could see how art and design are different. Art is more using drawing utensils like pencils, chalk, paint, and others like it. Design uses sketches, but mostly the designs are made from computer programs. Thanks again for the post.

    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm | Permalink
  2. Nicole Judge wrote:

    Before our discussion in class, I held the titles graphic designer and graphic artist very close together because of my own views on them. Afterwards, I realized that the roles of these two, while they can sometimes merge, can also be quite separate.I’m glad someone posted about this topic.

    Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:31 am | Permalink