January 23, 2013 | by Liam

Inspirational Quotes About Design

Much can be learnt from the words of graphic designers and artists. Here is a collection of inspiring quotes about design. Enjoy!

“Everything is designed, few things are designed well” Brian Reed

“People ignore design that ignores people” Frank Chimero

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent” Joe Sparano

“Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere” Mieke Gerritzen

“Design is thinking made visual” Saul Bass.

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” Steve Jobs

“Designers are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” Fabien Barral

“Cheap design is like a tattoo… once you get it you’re forever branded with it.” Ken Peters

“Design is intelligence made visible.” Alina Wheeler

“To some degree, to be creative you have to be selfish.” Meredith Norwood

“Color is a creative element, not a trimming.” Piet Zwart

“Creativity isn’t worth a thing if it isn’t served with an equal amount of reliability.” Anton Peck.

“Visualization without Design is merely a dream. Design without Visualization just passes the time.” Sonal Nayyar

“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” Jeffrey Zeldman

” ‘It looks good’ is the worst feedback you can get.” Whitney Hess

“Stop looking at yourself as a designer, and start thinking of yourself as a deliverer of ideas.” Stale Melvaer

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” Albert Einstein

“Design is a good idea.” Emigre

“Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.” Freeman Thomas

“Design is the silent ambassador of your brand.” Paul Rand

“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” Charles Eames

“Design is where science and art break even.” Robin Mathew

“Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.”” David Craib

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.” Tate Linden

“Design is easy. All you do is stare at the screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.” Marty Neumeier

“Good design is good business.” Thomas J. Watson Jr.

“For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day-only much more complicated and not really the same at all” Robynne Raye

“Design from the spine and you’ll be fine.” Carl Heaton

“Without good design it is easy to miss the point.” Bjarni Wark

“Design is the application of intent – the opposite of happenstance, and an antidote to accident.” Rebert L. Peters

“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.” Oscar Wilde

“Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.” Brian Aldiss

“It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life” Barthold George Niebuhr

“The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.” Nolan Bushnell

“Marketing without design is lifeless, and design without marketing is mute.” Von R. Glitschka

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” Robert L Peters

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