Are you an artist? Think about this for a while. If you answered no, let me rephrase that question? Do you draw, or paint, or sculpt, or sing? Or are you an instrumentalist, a composer, an author, a poet, a designer, or a photographer? Do you make pots or ceramics, mosaics or woodwork? Do you decorate your baking and gingerbread houses at Christmastime? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are an artist. As long as you are creating, you are an artist.
One of the great things about art is that if you are an experienced artist (and we are assuming for the moment that you are a visual artist), you involuntarily gain the ability to decide what looks good. This is a really good skill to learn when it comes to arrangement, which allows you to make eye-pleasing logos, flyers, brochures, edited photos, advertisements, floral arrangements, baking designs, and other things, and this skill definitely contributes to natural design talent. Talent such as this would also be useful in engineering, because it helps one to make accurate technical drawings on any kind of paper, simply because you know how it should look. These skills can also be incorporated into the film industry, which is in need of cameramen, animators, costume designers, makeup artists, and other jobs that require knowledge of visual appeal.
Often, people will not just want to buy items based on their practicality, they will also feel more drawn to items that are pleasing to the eye. This is the job of industrial designers; their role is to come up with designs for objects that are to be useful, practical, convenient, comfortable (in some cases), and visually appealing. While the main job of an industrial designer is to make the design more appropriate for the purpose, it is also helpful for one to know what people like to see, and what they will feel more inclined to purchase.
Formal business letter explaining what art is and why it is important