An artist is a creative who creates to satisfy their own aesthetic pleasure, unconcerned with the wants and needs of others in their art. However a designer is a creative who creates in hopes of satisfying the wants and needs of others in their art, casting aside their own individual creative desires. This is an important fact to always keep in mind for any professional in the creative field, because quite often we tend to forget that we make our living creating art that MUST be found appealing to others and not so much ourselves. Of course for any person with creative talent this is a major downside, but that is what we sign up for when putting on the designer role. Now, what does sociology have to do with any of this?