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I am not a native english speaker and I don't always get the difference between what is called a Creative and a Designer.
From what I understood so far:
a Creative haves more broader skills, from concepts to Photoshop works, for print, digital, event, etc...
a Designer is more specialised and focuses, helped by his technical skills on taking to life (in motion, in pictures or whatever) the original concept.
Am I right?
Creative is wankspeak.
There is no hard and fast rule -
describing oneself either way is entirely down to one's own pretension.
creatives are born with that special talent..
designers are taught in school and can be anyone..
don't call yourself a creative. creative is an adjective, not a noun.
you can also be a creative designer. :p)
in agencies, the "creative department" includes Designers, Art Directors, Copywriters and Creative Directors.... and probably more....
whereas the "account department" contains those pesky but useful sales-whizzes who convince the client to actually pay for the crazy stuff we do....
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Creative comes up with concepts
Designer is given these concepts / style guides to deliver remaining elements to the project
It's agency talk - not something that generally happens in small studios
"God created the universe"
"God designed the universe"
They're the same really, depends on how the company is setup really. For my part I would say that all designers are creatives but not all creatives are designers. Creatives being members of the creative dept, that dept being made of people with very different skillsets.
It depends on who you are talking to: an integrated agency would consider a "creative" a broad term for anyone in the creative department who likely has an area of expertise; art director, motionagrapher, writer, UX/UI, designer, etc. It can also be used to describe someone who is an integrated thinker and can execute work in every medium; interactive, print, broadcast, mobile.
Designer is a noun. Creative is an adjective. Calling designers creatives is like calling lawyers legals. It's daft, douchey, and addy. Don't do it.
a copywriter can be a creative..... so it's a broader term
who gives a shit - just take the one that pays the most!
Creativer covers all bases.
Use an extra i for added sophistication.
I am un Cre-at-iv-i-er.
Then spit on the floor.
Becoming more designy has killed my creativity in was. Now I am trying to reverse the process.
*looks out to stars, wishing he could leave planet behind*
I thought you ended up on another planet, or dimension or whatever at the end of that QBN fiction thread! How did you find your way back to earth?