I know of way too many people that think plugging things into an app or clicking a button in Photoshop is design. Don't get me wrong, these things are handy and cool but it doesn't make you a designer.
Jan Tschichold "New Typography". He revolted against asymmetrical layout. His design is clean. IN summer 1933 Nazis arrested him and his wife accused him to steering the new art movement. He fled to Switzerland and become book designer.