Paul tweeted:

The truth is, there’s never a good reason for designers to call themselves “creatives,” as if no other profession has the capacity to show creativity.

Paul agrees, of course. He has already written on the topic this.

This is the complete opposite of calling yourself an engineer, as soon as you do that everyone thinks you are smart, someones can be an Engineer and I am a graphic designer / illustrator. It takes the same amount of effort to become a good engineer than it is to become a good designer/artist. Stereotypes, stereotypes everywhere. Do not let anyone limit you based off your profession.