15 Inspirational Design Quotes

We all get a little lost sometimes, feeling stuck in a creative dead-end. What works best in these situations, is real wisdom, from some of the worlds greatest creative minds! Here is a collection of 15 inspirational design quotes that will help you find your lost motivation and stir up that creative spark!

A designer knows

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

Computers are to design

Computers are to design, as microwaves are to cooking.
Milton Glaser

Design is about making things good

Design is about making thing good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them.
Matt Beale

Design is to invent with intent

Design is to invent with intent. If you take away the “invent” bit, you have an engineer. If you take away the “intent” bit, you have an artist.
Rebecca Reubens

design is how it works

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

Design is thinking made visual

Design is thinking made visual.
Saul Bass

the details make the design

Details are not details. They make the design.
Charles Eames

Every artist was first an amateur

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good design doesn't date. Bad design does.

Good design doesn’t date. Bad design does.
Paul Rand

great design is transparent

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

good design

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

good design is problem solving

I’ve been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration. Good design is problem solving.
Jeffrey Veen

imagination is the beginning of creation

Imagination is the beginning of creation.
George Bernard Shaw

There is no design without discipline.

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

To dismiss front-end design as mere icing

To dismiss front-end design as mere icing is to jeopardize the success of any site.
Curt Cloninger

Do you know any other inspirational design quotes? What is your favorite one? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Typography posters were made by Pixelosaur using Canva.

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