There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.— Massimo Vignelli
Remarkable Creativity And Design quotations
The letters don't get their true delight, when done in haste & discomfort, nor merely done with diligence & pain, but first when they are created with love and passion.
If you can design one thing, you can design everything.
Interesting things happen when the creative impulse is cultivated with curiosity, freedom and intensity.
Creative people have to believe in the value of their work.
If you don’t have any belief then you can’t give anything—designing is an act of giving, and a belief in the value of the work fuels the desire to express something. It’s important to know what your values are and to take care of them.
Failure is built into creativity... the creative act involves this element of 'newness' and 'experimentalism,' then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.
It would seem unlikely that a manufacturer of short-lived paperboard boxes could make the slightest cultural impact upon his time. But the facts show that if even the humblest product is designed, manufactured, and distributed with a sense of human values and with a taste for quality, the world will recognize the presence of a creative force.
The designer's role in the development, application and protection of the trademark may be described as pre-creative, creative and post-creative.
Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance.
I don’t like the collusion between high fashion design and high street.
You have to know where you stand. I belong to luxury fashion. That’s what I’ve always felt and embraced. I like the best quality, the best fabrics and the most creative field in fashion. I will stay consistent. I belong to this world.
If you want people to perform better, you reward them, right? Bonuses, commissions, their own reality show. Incentivize them. [...] But that's not happening here. You've got an incentive designed to sharpen thinking and accelerate creativity, and it does just the opposite. It dulls thinking and blocks creativity.
We live in a society that penalizes highly creative individuals for their non-conformist autonomy. This makes the teaching of problem solving in design both discouraging and difficult. A...student (has) massive blocks against new ways of thinking, engendered by some 16 years of mis-education.
An enterprise's most vital assets lie in its design and other creative capabilities.
Great design is a multi-layered relationship between human life and its environment.
Design is a way of life, a point of view.
It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.
Good design is partially creativity and innovation, but primarily knowledge and awareness.
You can't buy something which does not exist.
In a way, let's make things exist and then judge later. Don't cancel the process of creativity too early; let it flow.
A culture that just views a pig as a pile of protoplasmic inanimate structure, and can be manipulated by whatever creative design humans can foist upon that critter, will probably view individuals within its community and other cultures in the community of nations, with the same type of disdain and disrespect and controlling-type mentality.
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Artists can have greater access to reality;
they can see patterns and details and connections that other people, distracted by the blur of life, might miss. Just sharing that truth can be a very powerful thing.
Senior men have no monopoly on great ideas.
Nor do creative people. Some of the best ideas come from account executives, researchers and others. Encourage this, you need all the ideas you can get.
Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul.
If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.
The creativity and adaptability of life expresses itself through the spontaneous emergence of novelty at critical points of instability. Every human organization contains both designed and emergent structures. The challenge is to find the right balance between the creativity of emergence and the stability of design.
And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.
All creative work begins by doing something with the hands.
Creation is simply a problem and design is the way out.
What is the worst is a fashion designer who talks all the time of his or her creativity, what they are, how they evolved. Just do it and shut up.
If our field is "to advance", we must - without displacing creativity and aesthetics - make sure our terminology is clear.
Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.
So that is the design process or the creative process.
Start with a problem, forget the problem, the problem reveals itself or the solution reveals itself and then you reevaulate it. This is what you are doing all the time.
Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author's manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius.
The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic 'right-brain' thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.
To grasp organizational life as it is, read novels (!) .
... It is my fervent belief that we will never design rational processes that "overcome" such irregularities-don't bother telling that to a consultant. Hence, we should embrace the real, nonrational, nonlinear world with vigor and glee-and develop enterprise and career strategies accordingly.