AI vs Human Graphic Designers: Why the Human Touch is Irreplaceable!

AI vs Human Graphic Designers

Written by Jen Baers

Jen Baers is a creative strategist, storyteller and problem solver. Guiding clients to trust their intuition and create from a place of resonance.

April 20, 2023

AI vs Human Graphic Designers

Why the Human Touch is Irreplaceable!

Many professionals are feeling some stress in the development of Artificial intelligence (AI). It’s revolutionizing many industries, including graphic design. AI-powered design tools, such as Canva and Adobe Sensei, have made it easier and faster for non-designers to create professional-looking designs. Here’s a message to my fellow graphic designers, take a deep breath. Despite the advancements in AI, it’s unlikely that it will replace human graphic designers anytime soon.

Here are some reasons why:


Creativity and Originality

One of the key strengths of human designers is their creativity and ability to think outside the box. They can generate original ideas and concepts that AI might not be able to replicate. I’ve been playing with AI myself and so far I see it as a tool a human designer can use to incorporate it into their personal style and artistic flair in their designs, making them unique and memorable.


Emotional Understanding

A human designer can understand and interpret the nuances of a design project. They can consider the audience, brand voice, and tone to create a design that resonates with the client’s intended audience. Human designers can bring an emotional understanding to their work, communicating mood or feeling and incorporating it into the design.


Attention to Detail and Quality

Human designers have an eye for detail and can ensure that every element of a design is placed and executed perfectly. They can also ensure that the final design meets the highest quality standards and is consistent with the client’s brand guidelines.


Collaboration and Communication

Graphic design is often a collaborative process, and human designers excel in communication and collaboration. They can work with clients, other designers, to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that the final design meets everyone’s expectations. A graphic designer can also collaborate with AI using it create certain images quickly and efficiently.


Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Human designers possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential in the design process. They can assess the project requirements and constraints, consider different solutions, and choose the best approach for each project.
While AI-powered design tools are an amazing advancement in technology, human graphic designers are still essential for creating unique, original, and high-quality designs that effectively communicate a brand’s message. Most AI generated art still needs a human designer to finesse and tweak the art. A finished piece also needs to have the right specs for posting or printing. AI may continue to advance and become more sophisticated, but it’s unlikely to fully replace the value that human designers bring to the industry. Huge sigh of relief.

If you’re looking for a human designer for any of your design projects, feel free to send me a message at I would be happy to have a human to human chat about your project.

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