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Here's the situation:

Ideas come in two parts: seed and finalized.

Some people can create many seed ideas but can't finish them.

Some people can't create seed ideas, but can source seeds from others and create a final product.

Example: in Cujo, Tadder's dad is part of an advertising duo. He creates the seed idea, while his partner creates the actual advert based on the seed idea.

I keep wanting to call this Part 1 Ideist (eye-dee-ist) and Part 2 Ideist, but the internet says ideist is a synonym of idealist, which is someone who aims for perfection. Is there a word that means a person who creates ideas?

  • Thank you, @SomethingDark for the corrected title! I had a really hard time figuring out how to word all of this. – Jaque Valentine Apr 26 '16 at 3:35
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conceptualist

"A conceptualist would be a great job for firms. A person who looks at various problems in a firm /business and comes up with workable ideas to solve those problems."

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conceptualist

Conceptualist and conceptualizer would both be appropriate. Choice of term would be subjective. In the rhythm of today's language, I prefer conceptualist, since the ending is similar to artist, and conceptualist sounds more artistic, whereas conceptualizer sounds to me like a machine, like synthesizer.

To explain: "conceptualist:an adherent to the tenets of conceptualism or of conceptual art" conceptualism: " conceptual art" : "an art form in which the artist's intent is to convey a concept rather than to create an art object"

"An artist involved in the conceptualism movement."

http://www.yourdictionary.com/conceptualist#wiktionary

"An artist is defined as a person who creates ...pieces of writing,...or a variety of other types of creative products... a person who does anything very well, with imagination"

http://www.yourdictionary.com/artist

  • I think you mean a conceptualizer; a conceptualist (according to your link) is a person who believes that universals exist only in your mind. – SomethingDark Apr 24 '16 at 5:08
  • @SomethingDark See edited answer. – Cathy Gartaganis Apr 24 '16 at 8:32
  • Thank you! It's a very long, difficult for me to pronounce word (i keep saying conceptionist), but it is a legitimate word, which is better than i had before. – Jaque Valentine Apr 26 '16 at 3:31
  • @JaqueValentine It's five syllables. Think of longer words that you know, like environmentalist, with six syllables, and take heart. – Cathy Gartaganis Apr 26 '16 at 4:33
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Person 1 would be a designer.

designer (n.) - A person who plans the look or workings of something prior to it being made, by preparing drawings or plans

Person 1 could also be considered a muse for person 2.

muse (n.) - A person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist

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