Inspirational Design Quotes by Marian Bantjes, Walt Disney, Ansel Adams, Ellen Lupton, Bob Gill, Wim Crouwel and many others.
But I find that for myself, without exception, the more I deal with the work as something that is my own, as something that is personal, the more successful it is.
When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.
I’ve never had a problem with a dumb client. There is no such thing as a bad client. Part of our job is to do good work and get the client to accept it.
You can’t do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.
I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That’s my intent.
If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended.
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.
You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt… or in front of a piece of graphic design.
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
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.
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
Inspiration the seed. Design but the flower.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance.
If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Never fall in love with an idea. They’re whores.
When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas.
Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.