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bio website weinfluence.co.nz
location Christchurch, New Zealand
age 28
visits member for 2 years
seen May 11 at 20:25

I'm the director of an ad agency in Christchurch, New Zealand. I'm a designer, web developer, writer and an avid apple user. In my spare time I make music and art.


Aug
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awarded  Yearling
May
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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comment “Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal” - How can this concept be supported & explained by a designer?
There can be no truly original ideas, because for ideas to exist they must be inspired. Most great ideas are inspired by frustration with the status quo.
May
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answered What tools do designers use to help envision and plan the design of a parallax site?
May
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answered What should I do to resell a branded design to national partners of an organisation, that I created for a single local partner?
May
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answered How do I export multiple different sized artboards to PDF in Adobe Illustrator?
May
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awarded  Informed
May
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comment What is the difference between a designer and an artist?
Hmmm, you might consider it an over-simplification and you're probably right. I've always thought an arrogant concept for any artist to try and define what is or isn't art. However, this topic is seeking a definition and I think one can only be given as a simplified definition. Getting into the specifics of motivation or degrees of creativity only opens up space for exceptions. There can be no design without a tangible purpose, I don't think thats what people disagree with. I think it's trying to define art that people disagree with, but how can we separate design? Tangibility.
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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awarded  Critic
May
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answered “Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal” - How can this concept be supported & explained by a designer?
May
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comment What is the difference between a designer and an artist?
I think you're missing my point here, I'm not saying art is "purposeless" it's about the tangibility of purpose. The purpose that art serves is an entirely intangible, abstract concept. If art, for example, exists to be beautiful, with what tangible means do we measure it's beauty? Beauty is an abstract concept. Design is more tangible than art, there is normally a tangible purpose that it serves. If you design a toaster you design it with the tangible purpose of making good toast if you design a website you do so with the tangible purpose of communication. Design has some tangibility.
May
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awarded  Yearling
May
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answered What is the difference between a designer and an artist?
May
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answered How can I find out what RGB colors a website uses?
May
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accepted Anyone know the name of this serif font?
Apr
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
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asked Anyone know the name of this serif font?
Jan
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accepted Anyone knows the fonts used in this Resume?
Jan
25
comment Anyone knows the fonts used in this Resume?
Haha, yeah I noticed that myself, looks like english isn't his first language. Nice layout though.