How do you respond to art, design, and color?

Do you think Graphic Design is ART? I do. When I compose an ad, billboard, web banner, I believe I am creating a piece of abstract art. It needs to have balance, intentional symmetry or assymetry, the shapes need to have impact , and the color needs to convey… something.
Here’s an interesting article about color in living spaces. It turns out that historically, some of our color preferences have to do with fear. The same argument could apply to fashion choices, graphic art and whatever grabs ‘ya. Are you a chromophobe? You decide…