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design quotes to inspire you

Design Quotes to Inspire You

We all have heroes that we look up to. Even designers have mentors and people who we consider icons of our trade. While not every one of these are from designers (like Steve Jobs), they are icons that are important figures, not only in design, but our culture, too. We all need a little inspiration, and who would be better than Paul rand, Massimo Vignelli and Paula Scher? Empower your day and use these awesome design quotes to inspire you.

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well. – Brian Reed

There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence. – Massimo Vignelli

The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness. – Massimo Vignelli

Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. – Steve Jobs

People ignore design that ignores people. – Frank Chimero

If design isn’t profitable, then it’s art. – Henrik Fiskar

Practice safe design: Use a concept. – Petrula Vrontikis

There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for. – Milton Glaser

The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring. – Paul Rand

It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good. – Paula Scher

Conclusion: Your Thoughts

Which one of these design quotes inspired you the most? The quote by Henrik Fiskar hits home, if you happen to read this past week’s post about art and design. Do you have a great quote about design that you’d like to share? Feel free to leave your thoughts or quotes in the comments section below.

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