I’ve noticed through my career that when you bring a creative person (a designer, a photographer, an artist, a Photoshop specialist) into a technology-related project, they get the technical aspects of the project right away.
I’ve also noticed that that the analytic people involved in the project are in awe and amazement at the creative person’s artistic skills. “I could never draw/layout/photograph/stylize like that.”
My conclusion has always been that creatives can be analytical but analytics can’t be creative.
I have always been wrong.
Analytics have been told (by themselves or others) that they are not creative. And they (myself included) have been dumb enough to believe this. I don’t know if creatives were lucky enough to be tagged creative early on, or if they were wise enough to scoff at the notion they couldn’t be creative. But to accept that you can’t be creative and therefore never try…
That’s just sad.