October 25, 2022

Why should designers pay attention to AI art?

Designers need to start considering AI as a partner in creativity. Know how AI art are changing the landscape of the industry in today's blog post.

Designers need to start considering AI as a partner in creativity. In particular, designers should pay attention to AI art because 1) AI art has progressed to be capable of compiling data in almost all fields of human creativity, such as illustration, logo design, and photography; 2) machine learning, a subset of AI, can be used to empower everyone (including non-artists) in design; 3) AI provides creative solutions that are usually hard for designers to imagine; and 4) AI will unavoidably shape design tools, workflows, and speed-up processes in the next ten years.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) art has come a long way in the past two years. Now people are using them to create digital art that could never have been made by hand. For example, A.I.-based image generators like DALL-E 2, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion have opened up new creative possibilities for people who might not otherwise be able to create their own images. It simply goes to show that AI is now capable of almost every field of human creativity, which makes it a partner that designers should look out for.

You may ask yourself, "Why should designers pay attention to AI art?" The answers are simple, and they will be discussed in the following sections.

AI art has progressed to be capable of almost all fields of human creativity, such as illustration, logo design, and photography.

The fact is, AI-generated art is already here, and there's no stopping it. As artificial intelligence develops, its applications in the arts are growing rapidly. We have started to see a rise in neural art, and it's only going to continue to grow as technology improves. Furthermore, as designers study human behavior and at the same time solve problems by bringing together the power of art and science, the increasing popularity of artificial intelligence (AI) therefore brings a new perspective towards art and design.

The field of artificial intelligence was once a niche within the broader discipline of computer science. But as computers have become more and more capable, AI has blossomed into a tool that will soon be practically ubiquitous. As we continue to develop these tools, we'll learn how to use them in ever more creative ways, and this will present new opportunities for the design community.

Machine learning, a subset of AI, can be used to give everyone (even people who aren't artists) more power in design.

AI is a broad concept that encompasses many different subfields. Among these is machine learning, which is a subset of AI that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Today we have access to more complex machine-learning algorithms than ever before. For example, there are programs that can identify faces, play games, and even paint pictures in a few seconds. The application of machine learning algorithms in design will allow passionate amateurs to learn about it and take their first forays into creative fields. With some training and personalization, people who aren't artists could finally make original content that was once thought to be only possible for creative professionals.

More so, AI art could be an efficient way for designers to generate artwork at a much faster rate than they could on their own. One day, it may take over all forms of design work and free up designers to focus on higher-level tasks, other creative endeavors, and other tasks that require human intervention and quality control. Simply put, AI is capable of performing simple tasks that would make design easier.

AI provides creative solutions that are usually hard for designers to imagine.

One of the most important aspects of design is imagination. Designers have to be able to see past boundaries and find ways to create something new or improve on existing solutions. The problem is that designers are human and can only imagine so many possible solutions. As a result, they are limited by their own creativity. Luckily, artificial intelligence (AI) is here to help with this challenge. AI algorithms can provide creative solutions that are usually hard for them to imagine, which means more possibilities and better solutions for them. Now, AI can create designs that look like they were made by a human but can also achieve multiple creative tasks that would take hours for even an expert designer.

It also helps that AI art is easily accessible due to its ready availability online, and it gives designers fresh perspectives on the design process, allowing them to look at things differently and discover new ideas. This can be especially helpful in situations where they are stuck or need a fresh perspective.

AI will unavoidably shape design tools, workflows, and processes in the next ten years.

AI is evolving rapidly. Many are predicting it will soon be everywhere in our lives. Some even believe AI will one day bring its own aesthetic sensibility to the world of art. As the field continues to develop, it's increasingly possible that AI-generated art may enter the mainstream. Instead of fighting or ignoring the change, it would serve designers best to embrace the inevitable. They need to learn how to communicate with the machine-learning technology, especially if they want to stay competitive with AI-powered design tools that are becoming more and more available to graphic designers.

Putting aside the question of whether machines can produce works of "true" art despite what they're programmed to create (which is an entirely different discussion), there is a need to realize that AI should complement humans, not replace them. This technology has already started shaping our jobs—so why not give it a try?

While it's true that AI will automate many things that designers need to do today, it could also be an amazing tool to build upon in the future.

This is one example of how we used Ai artwork from midjourney to create a unique digital drawing. In this case the ai helped shape the landscape and the colors of the artwork.

Artificial intelligence holds great possibilities for design, along with some potential pitfalls. The artistic merit of AI-generated artwork is still a subject of debate among the public, but many designers and researchers have already embraced the potential of artificial intelligence to create artistic content. Still, it is important for the design community to be aware of the limitations of the technology and to consider it in its proper place, as a tool and not an end in itself.

If you’re a designer who still has mixed feelings about AI art, reflect on how much it will possibly impact you and your work in the near future. What is the most important thing for you to do as a designer? Do you agree that AI art is the future of art? Do you think AI art will bring more challenges than advancements to people like you? These are just some questions to think about AI art in the context of your practice.