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In a series of tweets, Ars Technick’s Mike Pachter wrote that, while he was still not a designer, he’d learned some important lessons about what it means to be a designer.
“I think there’s a difference between a designer and an artist,” Pachtter wrote.
“So what is a designer? “
It’s a designer who does a design on the fly. “
So what is a designer?
It’s a designer who does a design on the fly.
Pachting went on to point out that the term “designer” is “really vague” and can be “misused” as a way to describe an artist. “
But if you do it on the computer, you get a product.”
Pachting went on to point out that the term “designer” is “really vague” and can be “misused” as a way to describe an artist.
“In my case, I’ve had to learn the rules of the game,” Pacheter wrote, “and I’ve learned that a designer is a human person.
That’s the difference between art and design.”
In a subsequent post, Pachters stated that he was not a “designers dream” and that he’s “never been a ‘designer’ in the sense of ‘designing for me.'”
In the final analysis, Pacheters decision to stop calling himself a designer was the right one.
In the past, the term designer has been used to describe artists, musicians, and writers who create music or books.
But as Pachts Twitter post points out, the “design” in “design,” like “art,” has become a “human” one.
And while it may sound like a small thing, it’s a huge difference between being a designer on the inside and being a professional artist on the outside.