Everyone can do with a little boost of inspiration every now and then and the same goes for designers and other creatives. That’s why we’ve shared a few quotes with our followers through our social networks and now that we have our blog up and running we’ve collected them all here for you.
Here’s a collection of 31 quotes that are inspiring and motivating and some that are just downright funny.
Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.
People ignore design that ignores people.
Practice safe design: use a concept.
Bad design shouts at you. Good design is the silent seller.
Design is easy. All you do is stare at the screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.
If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
Great ideas, like babies, are often conceived after a few glasses of wine.
Experience has shown that our best customers are ones who have as much respect for our time as we have for theirs.
People don’t use a product because of the great design; great design helps them use the product.
Viran Anuradha Dayaratne
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.
Embrace change or become a design-o-saur.
There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and wow! Wow is the one to aim for.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.
Web design is responsive design. Responsive web design is web design, done right.
Creativity isn’t worth a thing if isn’t served with an equal amount of reliability.
The best design tool is a long eraser with a pencil at one end.
Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.
No, Watson, this was not done by accident, but by design.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.
Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.
Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.
Good design is finding a solution to a problem. Great design is finding the simplest solution to the same problem.
A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.
It is far better to adapt the technology to the user than to force the user to adapt to the technology.
Luck is the residue of design.
Simplifying design equates to reducing the choices available to the user to a few core, meaningful options.
Right and wrong do not exist in graphic design. There is only effective and non-effective communication.
This is our job as designers – to continue making decisions until the purpose of the design is perfectly clear. Then you are done.
Simplicity should be found in the execution, not in the meaning.