I have always been artistic. When I was a kid I use to pain watercolors of dinosaurs and fighter jets. When I was in middle school it was comic book character and rock and metal band logos. In high school I took a class called Drawing and Commercial art, and it was around that time that I really seriously became involved in design, especially concert posters and album covers and the like. I recently started going to school for design after a few false starts. One thing I have noticed is that I clash with some of my instructors over design... because I am so art oriented they have a hard time with that because it's not rigid or organized or whatever.
I recently heard David Carson remark on the following question... where does art end and design begin? It's a question I have been thinking a lot about, especially since I'm at a crossroads in my education. So what is the difference? Where does one begin and the other end?