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    Is designed by or was designed by

    Hi,

    Need help! I'm working on a write-up to credit a piece of artwork. This write-up will be placed beside the art work. Should it be 'This mural is designed by xxx or This mural was designed by xxx. Or are they both ok?

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    Re: Is designed by or was designed by

    I would use "was" before "designed by". If you remove "designed" you can say "This mural is by [name]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is designed by or was designed by

    Thanks for your reply! Some sources told me both are correct and I have actually gone on to print some copies which says 'is designed by', could someone explain the difference between these two phrases? Thanks!

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    Re: Is designed by or was designed by

    not a teacher

    The design was done and completed in the past, obviously the past tense is appropriate.

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