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Inspirational Design Quotes

Maryam Taheri March 22, 2024 · 2 min read

Sometimes the best inspiration we can find comes from the minds of creative people, known for their ingenuity and innovation. We all get a little lost sometimes — we lose focus, drive, or motivation. Or sometimes we just need help seeing things from a different perspective. Here’s a collection of inspiration design quotes that may help rekindle that creative spark.

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Inspirational Design Quotes

  • “Design is not just what it looks like, It’s how it feels” – Steve Jobs
  • “Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy” – Erik Adigard
  • “Faces of type are like men’s faces. They have their own expression; their complexion and peculiar twists and turns of line identify them immediately to friends, to whom each is full of identity” – J.L. Frazier
  • ” To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master” – Milton Glaser
  • “Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking” – Chris Pullman
  • “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” – Robert L. Peters
  • “Many desperate acts of design (including gradients, drop shadows, and the gratuitous use of transparency) are perpetuated in the absence of a strong concept. A good idea provides a framework for design decisions, guiding the work.” – Noreen Morioka
  • ” The only important thing about design is how it relates to people” – Victor Papanek
  • “Our role is to imagine products that don’t exist and guide them to life.” – Christopher Stringer
  • “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano
  • “It’s all about one thing: creative problem-solving to get the story out.” – Robert Greenberg
  • “Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” —Caterina Fake

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