Inspirational Quotes on Design

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.

— Charles Eames

A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.

— Bruno Munari

Design is intelligence made visible.

– Don Newgren

Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.

– Vincent Van Gogh

The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.

– Massimo Vignelli

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations

– Paul Rand

Advertising doesn¹t create a product advantage. It can only convey it

– William Bernbach

Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts. Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy.

– Jan Tschichold

People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.

Paola Antonelli

It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

Steve Jobs

Being a famous designer is like being a famous dentist.

– Noreen Morioka