This is an excellent article about what it means to be a designer, Anne Quito has nailed the fact that art and design are two totally different fields. People often assume that I can draw very well because I have an art degree and I am forced to explain that I do not draw or paint particularly well. I can however conceptualize and solve problems in a visual manner using text, color, pictures and video. http://qz.com/823204/graphic-design-legend-milton-glaser-dispels-a-universal-misunderstanding-of-design-and-art/
In truth, good designers are primarily problem solvers.
“It’s good to understand that design has a purpose and art has another purpose,” said [Milton] Glaser. So when you ask me to draw a person and you get a stick figure sketch you won’t wonder why!