Design Quotes to help you ๐Ÿ˜€ Live Your Best Life

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Quotes for Designers have a unique way of sparking inspiration and shaping our perspective. For designers in various fieldsโ€”be it furniture, textiles, glass, or any other mediumโ€”the right quote can often serve as a catalyst for innovation. Here are a selection of quotes aimed to provide inspiration, wisdom, and a fresh outlook for you to live your best life as a designer.

Creativity and Innovation

  1. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
  2. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano
  4. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
  5. “Design is the intermediary between information and understanding.” – Hans Hofmann

The Process

  1. “Design is so simple, that’s why it’s so complicated.” – Paul Rand
  2. “To create a memorable design, you need to start with a thought thatโ€™s worth remembering.” – Thomas Manss
  3. “Itโ€™s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher
  4. “Design is a solution to a problem. Art is a question to a problem.” – John Maeda
  5. “The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

Craftsmanship and Material

  1. “Material is a means of communication. That seductive, spiritual and sensual. It’s full of life.” – Anni Albers
  2. “Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  3. “Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake.” – Richard Sennett
  4. “Form follows function.” – Louis Sullivan
  5. “I donโ€™t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.” – Carrie Fisher

Perspective and Vision

  1. “To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.” – Milton Glaser
  2. “People ignore design that ignores people.” – Frank Chimero
  3. “The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” – Charles Eames
  4. “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” – Marshall McLuhan
  5. “Design is where science and art break even.” – Robin Mathew


  1. “Timelessness is in the attention to detail.” – Bernhard Berto
  2. “Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.” – Andy Warhol
  4. “Design transcends agenda. It speaks to the politics of optimism.” – Paul Bennett
  5. “Design is not a single object or dimension. Design is messy and complex.” – Natasha Jen

The Designer’s Life

  1. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.” – Steve Jobs
  2. “The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.” – Massimo Vignelli
  3. “The best way to predict your future is to design it.” – Buckminster Fuller
  4. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  5. “As designers, we have a deep responsibility to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.” – Bruce Mau

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