Top 39 Design Quotes That Will Help To Flow Your Creativity

It is not easy to develop a new idea and design something that has never been seen before. It can be done, but you need to have determination and creativity.

Design is a process of making and editing the look and feel of something, such as a product or idea. It can be applied to any object, including websites, apps, software, buildings, and even textiles. It is the act of envisioning something that does not yet exist using concepts like form, function, visual appeal, color theory, and typography.

It can be subdivided into many different areas, including industrial design (designing objects for manufacturing), interior design (designing spaces for people’s use), graphic design (creating images such as illustrations or logos), and architecture (architectural plans).

When you’re feeling uninspired by your designs, it can be hard to keep yourself going. But don’t let this stop you from continuing with the project. Often, we find ourselves working on a deadline, making it difficult to get any work done. However, don’t let this discourage you from finishing your design and creating something worth everyone’s time.

Read out the 39 inspirational design quotes that will fuel up your creativity

1. “The more I deal with the work as something that is my own, as something that is personal, the more successful it is.” ― Marian Bantjes

2. “The function of design is letting design function.” ― Micha Commeren

3. “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ― Salvador Dali

4. “How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things, but how well we are understood.” ― Andrew Grove

5. “Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” ― Donna Karan

6. “Get rid of everything that is not essential to making a point.” ― Christoph Niemann

7. “Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.” ― Ellen Lupton

8. “Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.” ― Elon Musk

9. “A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.” ― David Hume

10. “Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It’s actually a beautiful feeling.” ― Peter Zumthor

11. “Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.” ― Brian Reed

12. “If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.” ― Michael Bierut

13. “The alternative to good design is always bad design. There is no such thing as no design.” ― Adam Judge

14. “Every great design begins with an even better story.” ― Lorinda Mamo

15. “The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.” ― Harry Bertoia

16. “Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department.” ― Tom Peters

17. “I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” ― Lindo Leader

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

19. “Good design is like a refrigerator – when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.” ― Irene Au

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

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

22. “Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.” ― Massimo Vignelli

23. “Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people.” ― Thomas J. Watson

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

25. “Art is to be free. Design is to fix.” ― Kanye West

26. “You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt … or in front of a piece of graphic design.” ― Stefan Sagmeister

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

28. “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupery

29. “Where you innovate, how you innovate, and what you innovate are design problems.” ― Tim Brown

30. “Design is not a single object or dimension. Design is messy and complex.” ― Natasha Jen

31. “Design, whether it’s on your body or in your home, is the same thing. It’s mixing different colors, different textures, and unexpected patterns – elements that you wouldn’t often put together in an interesting way.” ― Blake Lively

32. “Accessible design is good design.” ― Steve Ballmer

33. “Design is intelligence made visible.” ― Alina Wheeler

34. “The artist in me cries out for design.” ― Robert Frost

35. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ― Maya Angelou

36. “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” ― Walt Disney

37. “Design transcends agenda. It speaks to the politics of optimism.” ― Paul Bennett

38. “Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.” ― Frank Chimero

39. “Design adds value faster than it adds costs.” ― Joel Spolsky

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