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Design is Not Art

Ooo you’re an art major? You must be able to draw really well! I watch as the excitement leave their face when I tell them that I can not draw to save my life, I do graphic design. The look on their face goes from “how you think you’re going to make a living on that” to an expression that’s less worried.  After that, I get to geek out and tell them all about the wonderful ways that design is not art. Design has some art elements in it but has more purpose than a piece of art. People who are not in the design field have no idea the difference. It is our duty to educate people on the difference and start addressing our major as design instead of art. In the design field, artistic elements like the rule of thirds are used but do not make up the whole process.

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