Design Quotes

Design is intelligence made visible.

Alina Wheeler

A designer who gives her art away, makes no pay, A designer who keeps her art to herself, makes no friends.

Amber Seree Allen

Design is like a mom, nobody notices when shes around, but everybody misses her when shes not.

Santiago Borray

Making good design is easy. Its polishing the half-assed stuff that takes time.

Stefan G. Bucher

Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.

Mieke Gerritzen

Good ideas turn into good designs fairly quickly. If you catch yourself fiddling too much with colors, borders and treatments to bring a design together, chances are the problem lies somewhere deeper.

Ryan Singer

You cant do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously

Wim Crouwal

Graphic designers find themselves in a role of visual dishwashers for the information Architects chefs.

Gunnar Swanson

People ignore design that ignores people.

Frank Chimero

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

Salvador Dali

Design is a good idea.

Emigre

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

Marty Neumier

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.

David Hockney

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

G. K. Chesterton

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.

Susan Sontag

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.

Max Ernst

Without good design it is easy to miss the point.

Bjarni Wark

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.

Brian Reed

Practice safe design: Use a concept

Petrula Vrontikis

Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasnt theirs.

Frank Chimero

Only recently have we begun to clarify these muddy waters by revealing the Demosthenean corpus for what it is: oratory designed to sway public opinion and thereby to formulate public policy. That elusive creature, Truth, is everywhere subordinate to Rhetoric; Demosthenes' pronouncements are no more the true history of the period than are the public statements of politicians in any age.

Eugene N. Borza

Shopping Malls: Modern cathedrals to spending money. Theyre designed to disorientate us and make us stay longer than we need to. Every brick is there to manipulate us to buy.

Derren Victor Brown

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. 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

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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