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crozer
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There are differences between design and art. Arik kept discussing and explaining this throughout the forums. In short, art has or should not have any limits, restrictions, aesthetic guidelines, and the like. Design, however, must follow rules of appreciation, structural norms and can include artistic elements.

Hence, Art is usually a method of expressing yourself and in real scenarios, it is the method to translate your most intimate feelings, to express a direct or subliminal message that cannot be judged, and therefor it is not a lucrative hobby. Design is what can be considered a business or a hobby, that shapes into products, work, business and tools.

With all that said, yeah, I do enjoy earning money. It’s a very inspiring, motivating and comforting feeling. But, if I wouldn’t earn it from my hobby, it would be worthless. So it’s not a business nor a hobby, it’s both.

PS. Sorry, I just had to clarify that art/design thingy ;)
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sevenstyles
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well, designing is my business. I think its very hard to make a living out of graphic river alone… its just good to let the creative juices flow and earn some money to pay the bills. I think next year I will move into videohive and team up with a coder friend of mine and go into themeforest. These marketplaces seem to be a little more financially rewarding..so ill give it a shot!

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BlinVarfi
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It’s a hobby, and it is really exiting when you think “my work got bought by someone, so he liked it and may use at his web” :)

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IncredibleWand
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There are differences between design and art. Arik kept discussing and explaining this throughout the forums. In short, art has or should not have any limits, restrictions, aesthetic guidelines, and the like. Design, however, must follow rules of appreciation, structural norms and can include artistic elements.

+1 i totally agree with you.

And by saying that i want to edit may last statement:

But i could say design is a hobby for me, my biggest hobby.

Happens to me usually when i’m tired.

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getMyUI
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Nice discussion, guys.

It’s really rewarding and satisfying just to know that someone is using your work, because they liked it. It’s always rewarding to help people.

But money was, is and always will be ONE of the strongest motivation tools ;) So let’s not throw that off the table by saying someone is here only for the hobby part of it.

There are people out there who earn money without actually helping anybody. We are not like that because we are here to make a living by helping others.

Love the community.

Best regards, getMyUI.

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InfiniWeb
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Both

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Pandebus
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Like it says on my profile:

Design is not Work, it is Passion

and well, as I’m fifteen I don’t have to pay any bills, so atm I’m learning a lot, soaking everything I can up, and I think I’ll start submitting my first items this year.

It also has it’s downside though, I would love to be able to do designs all day, every day, but as it is, I have to spend 60% of my time in school, and another 20% on homeworkand 20% sleepiing, eating and rowing. So, instead of doing my homework, I sometimes just design ^^

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For me Art is a hobby that I think it is great for business. :)

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psdfiles
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I am here purely as a hobby as I am nowhere near as good as most authors here. I find it gratifying when a file sells. I then know I got something right and you do get a buzz when you know you have created something that somebody will pay money for. I have learned a hell of a lot from other authors and staff and hope to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

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cazoobi
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I’m just addicted to the idea that some one uses my work for their project or business. The money isnt that important I’m more interested in how many people use my work not what they pay.

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