Hello, I have been taking some Design classes at night. In one of our lectures, the teacher joked about how bad she could draw. That's why she went into design because designers don't need to draw. That really sent a chill down my spine. I asked her to explain and all she said was that design is commercial art. I don't agree with her.... to me commercial art simply refers to any art that was created with the intention to sell a product or idea. It doesn't matter if it were a painting, cartoon etc.... So my question is, what exactly is the artform and skill (not the abstract idea) of graphic design? Is it simply taking other artist work (photographs, illustrations...) and laying them out?