Design And Art: The Difference

Art does not necessarily serve a purpose and is intended to express the feelings of the artist. Design should always fulfill a specific purpose, for example, make a product more user-friendly.

Visual arts

  • Painting (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, fresco)
  • Graphics (drawings, lithographs, etchings, copper engravings)
  • Plastic (Applying)
  • Sculpture (eroding)
  • Relief
  • Object art
  • Installation (room)
  • Environments
  • Photography/Video Art


Design is the search for the unity of function and form. The designer/media designer gets his ideas from the environment, nature, technology, industry, media, history, art.

The artist looks to the designer and the designer to the artist.