Making art is a beautiful and enjoyable endeavor on a multitude of levels for the artist, a premium not always shared by the designer. Perhaps the collision of art and design provokes more purpose and a little less of the wonderment of creation. Design enjoys purpose and art enjoys life and more importantly freedom.
The freedom of eternal relevance art enjoys can also contain the utilitarian function of design as it is design can also enjoy freedom, confined but nonetheless freedom. The confined freedoms of design will always remain a forever delicious and challenging part of good design case in point the common terms: Good Design and Great Art.
Art usually asks for nothing while design screams for prominence and craves your attention using style, trends and the fashion of the day to seduce you and art somehow gets away with not bothering about you and instead smiling with itself morning, noon and night.