Salty Elbows

Artist Vs. Designer

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Is A Designer An Artist? by Norman Potter, we are given a look at the differences and similarities of the goals and roles inherent to Artists and Designers.  It is Norman Potter’s belief that while Artists and Designers share visual sensibilities, skill sets, and tools, they are subjected to vastly different social constraints and creative processes.  As a “Fine Artist” entering the world of a Designer, I feel that some of these notions are becoming greatly antiquated, and perhaps Mr. Potter’s view of the Artist’s relation to the public a bit of an underestimation.  While an Artist is allowed more personal expression and freedom from constraints, the ultimate goal is still to connect with a wide array of society.  I feel that a Designer is given a gift in this respect, the work develops by and for the wider audience as they are in constant communication throughout.  The Artist uses the same tools and skills, but is left more alone to realize basically the same goals; to sell an idea or solve a problem.


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