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FIRST THING THAT COMES IN YOUR HEAD
Just like refuse disposal assistant instead of dustman innit?
How would you like looking at websites/brochures if they were 20,000+ words of text, all designed in exactly the same format and completely uninspiring? How much of that information do you realistically think you could absorb in text format with no design elements without giving up after ten minutes through sheer boredom?
How would you have been interested in learning and reading lots of books as a child if it weren't for illustrations in books?
How would you become aware of the best mobile phone deal for you if it weren't for advertising? Even if it's just for a mobile rate comparison website.
Genuinely not a dig - but I like having information that's relevant to me presented in a simple format that doesn't make me feel like I'm doing chores so much.
Each to their own :)
Probably has a beard.
and question whether its possible to have "creativity" as a character trait. For more on this subject, see my earlier work on these boards.
*backs out of thread slowly*
b) needs to relearn what a noun is
when '^This' is just not enough
Creatives, drivers, analysts and something else that basically meant "friendly". Apparently everyone's one of them.
or 'employing' artists on a 'well, there isn't any budget but it would be great exposure for you' deal
but people like to pretend that this isn't true and they're one of the special ones
you will definitely call yourself a graphic illustrator, because it's like proof that you really do have a creative craft mastered
as Stealthy used to say, if you're not getting paid for it, it's not your profession.
In my mind, people who say they're "a creative" are people who are kidding themselves about their advertising/marketing job and want it to sound like anything other that "in a suit on the phone all day" when trying to chat up a girl in an overly baggy jumper in shoreditch.
A creative is almost vindication for 'soulless'. No?
without actually being creative
The magic combination :D
built like a fucking brick. Every malfunction solved by poking its innards with the mysterious reset hole. God I loved that thing.
Then I'd think "prat".
HAHAHAHA TAKE THAT! CREATE SOMETHING WITH THAT! PRICK!
(Unless they actually spent their time creating things).
Working in something non creative in the artistic sense e.g pr assistant, events manager, copywriting monkey
Person with self importance, who believes their job defines them.
"Creative" is often used as a noun meaning "the ad"
But I've never heard anyone at any of the agencies I've ever worked with or for, refer to themselves as "a creative" unless it was in their job title i.e "Creative Director"
The two people I have had use it to my face have both been umemployed losers writing blogs no one reads
i do cerative activities. Does this make me creative? if i actually create things?
i think so. I dont beat about shouting IM CREATIVE though. Its usually other people telling me i am.
Calling yourself 'a creative' is a) poor grammar b) self-grandisement c) redundant d) pretentious.
Everyone has the potential to be creative. Some people can make money/a living from creating 'art' but not all of these people will give themselves this particular label as it's just something they do, it's not the sum total of who they are.
The people who do label themselves as 'a creative' seem to want to make themselves seem special in some way. As if being able to use Quark or Photoshop is such a big deal anyway (for example).
They might as well wander around wearing a sandwich board with the words "I'm better than you" written on it big red letters.
and i agree that some 'creative' people are total twats as they beleive they are better than everyone else.
but who really cares? who are the people that are having a go at the people who say they are creative? are they not twats? are they not naturally creative people? Maybe they're the ones who need to have a look at themseleves for actually being so annoyed over another persons labelling of themselves.
someone with the ability or power to create
i dont see a problem with the word its just been sullied by pretentious arty twats. anyone who 'creates' is 'creative' and thats my two cents
HOW DARE YOU!
they were good on this planet.
was kinda annoying having to reset it all the time.
who thinks that they're above the person they're talking to. Can't they just say what creative job they have...rather than just being a tosser and sounding aloof and being pretentious? So immediately, I'd say goomba.
And the first thing I thought of was this thread.
TheWza: "Learn to use nouns properly you fruity, beard wearing, mac using bastard."
I've kinda explained the real version below. I wasn't nearly as offensive.
But... we did watch a short film. And afterwards there was some chat about it. And I suggested that, although it was a pretty good piece, and I was broadly in line with the sentiment, it could easily be described as a little bit preachy/propaganda-ey - it raised as many questions as it answered. The guy next to me (who turned out to be linked with Friends Of The Earth) seemed a little over defensive.
(PS: The owner of the cafe where all this happened was 'a mac person'. But I was a flip-flops & 3/4 length combats wearing person. So I think that puts us roughly equal in the nnnnnngh stakes.)
a fantastically worthy middle-class and slightly lol-some thingy about sustainability. During which, my over-riding thought was: 'This is the kind of thing that DiSers would happily rag on for being oh-so naively idealistic, but it's fairly harmless, so meh.' Anyway, this fella who does something to do with furniture made from reclaimed bits and bobs was innocently coming out with some stuff about what he does. And then he dropped the C-word.
...and sell their watercolour paintings from dentist waiting rooms.
I would hate them just as much as my previous example.
...but identifying myself as such somehow detracts from any of my creative accomplishments (which, so far, consists of wasting 2 years on an uncompleted Illustration degree and transfering to a writing diploma in the same year that the national arts budget was slashed by 50%.......I've failed to become economically stable, critically acknowledged or desired by a fitty with the lubricated bust of an oily Slav )
'creative', as a noun, is just a bit of harmless industry argot. Obviously if someone described themselves as 'a creative' at a party or something they'd be a bit of a dick but yeah context innit.
And Windows 7 was my idea.
."The claimant x is a Hertfordshire based creative."
."That cannot be right since Poop is green."