Interested to know how engineers perceive themselves.... The professions most people associate with creativity do not generally include any of the engineering disciplines, and yet to be a professional problem solver, which is what an engineer is fundamentally, means we must be as creative as possible. The best engineers aren't necessarily the ones who can follow the rules laid out before us, but the ones who find the best solutions within the constraints we're given. Surely this calls for a large amount of creativity ? Perhaps due to the fact that engineers do have constraints on what they can do, they are not perceived as having the complete freedom of an artist or musician.......however, there are only so colours that the human eye can see, and only so many notes that the human ear is capable of hearing, aren't these the constraints that these people work within ? Why then, are engineers portrayed as being anything other than creative ?