Conceptual sketch for a mock spread…
Creating as an Artists or a Designer? Do you follow paths or make your own ones?
Artist – a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.
Designer – a person who devises or executes designs, especially one who creates forms, structures, and patterns, as for works of art or machines.
Those don’t put any clear difference in the meaning. So we will have to create one ourselves for now:
Designer – designers are trained people with vast knowledge in rules of the design process, how to use different elements to ones benefit, meaning of colors etc.
Artist – artists will be those guys out there, who probably are self-taught, they have a basic understanding of the rules out there and saw their use in multiple occasions, but in their work they tend to go their own ways.