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Designer not artist

The difference between designers and artists

I ran across this arti­cle this morn­ing and have to share. It hits the nail on the head. There is a large per­cent­age of the pop­u­la­tion that does­n’t know the dif­fer­ence (and a few design­ers I’ve run across that don’t seem to get it either). Most peo­ple don’t under­stand that we are, first and fore­most, prob­lem solvers. Not on some mis­sion to ‘leave our mark’ with every job we take on. It’s about pre­sent­ing the best solu­tion in each indi­vid­ual case for each indi­vid­ual client.

If you’re unsure whether or not you know the dif­fer­ence, please take a minute to read this short arti­cle…

Your design­ers are not artists and you need to stop think­ing that way.


Awhile back, I signed up with Thumb­tack as means of adding new busi­ness. They have lots of cat­e­gories for peo­ple look­ing to have work done, and I think it could be a fruit­ful part­ner­ship. As an design­er, I bid for jobs that Thumb­tack sends me as pos­si­ble job match­es. I input my rate or an flat fee esti­mate and my bid is sub­mit­ted to the cus­tomer. It also works for pos­si­ble music/band-relat­ed gigs. I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing what comes of it.

My Thumb­tack pro­file