What is a Designer?

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I go through phases of reading lots of theory and then nothing at all, right now I feel like I’m embarking on the start of a new reading phase.  I’ve just started reading Design as Art by Bruno Munari and am really enjoying it.  This quote starts the chapter, and is a response to the question, What is a Designer?

“He is a planner with an aesthetic sense.”

This really amused and interested me.  For years I have deliberated over the question of whether I am an artist or a designer or both, eventually coming to the conclusion that it probably doesn’t matter.  But this quote seems to sum me up perfectly, I love order, organising and making things just so and I love to do this logically, functionally and aesthetically.  I wonder if other designers see their work in this way too?

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