A person who works in a creative industry, eg. Graphic Design or Advertising (the fun, arty, idea-sy bit not the corporate bullsh*t statistics-and-marketing bit). Does not refer to fine artists, who whilst creative, work for themselves not for clients...
Also may be pluralised as a collective reference to: Art Directors, Copywriters, Illustrators, stressed-out insomniac chronic doodlers, etc.
This (noun) obviously stems from the fact that these people are creative (adj)... but these sorts of job tend to take over your life so eventually they all turn from being creative to actually being A Creative. Well something like that...
Guy1: Hey, that guy's in his office at 3.30am with a sack of coffee and a knee-deep layer of crumpled paper around him, whats with that?
Guy2: Oh, he's there every night, thats how a creative lives.
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