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Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.

Picture quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan about people

Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful. ⏤ Hazrat Inayat Khan

Picture quote by Steve Jobs about design

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. ⏤ Steve Jobs

Picture quote by Rachel Zoe about style

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak ⏤ Rachel Zoe

Picture quote by Jim Rohn about life

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. ⏤ Jim Rohn

Picture quote by Branch Rickey about luck

Luck is the residue of design. ⏤ Branch Rickey

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Design is where science and art break even.

Picture quote by Frank Chimero about design

Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because the idea wasn't theirs. ⏤ Frank Chimero

Picture quote by Dieter Rams about design

Good design is as little design as possible. ⏤ Dieter Rams

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Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.

Picture quote about great

While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.

Picture quote by Saul Bass about design

Design is thinking made visual. ⏤ Saul Bass

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I am not designed to come second or third. I am designed to win.

Ayrton Senna, racing driver

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.

Steve Jobs, businessman

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Walt Disney, cartoonist

Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs, businessman

My passion for music has always inspired my designs.

Tommy Hilfiger, designer

I think it is really important to have a sense of business. As a designer you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side.

Tommy Hilfiger, designer

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.

Freeman Thomas, designer

Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs, ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job to select and fit this material together and make it interesting.

Paul Rand, designer

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Douglas Adams, author

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.

George Santayana, philosopher

Good design is good business.

Thomas J. Watson, scientist

Many things difficult in design prove easy in performance.

Samuel Johnson, author

ARCHITECTURE, n: The art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson, architect

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.

Tom Peters, businessman

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Richard Dawkins, scientist

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.

Milton Glaser, designer

It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.

Henri Matisse, artist

It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this.

Michael Graves, architect

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.

David Hockney, artist

We want people to realize you are at a design school, not a land grant college. The way we look says a great deal about who we are.

James Hall, musician

It is not that you do wrong by design, but that you should never do right by mistake.


The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.

Frank Zappa, musician

Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.

Edith Head, designer

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.

Walter Gropius, architect

Design works if it's authentic, inspired, and has a clear point of view. It can't be a collection of input.

Ron Johnson, politician

I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.

Jeff Hawkins, inventor

Design has taken the place of what sailing used to be.

Dennis Conner, athlete

Design is everything. Everything!

Paul Rand, designer

Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.

Dieter Rams, designer

God is His own Design and End, and that there is no other Worthy of Him.

Mary Astell, writer

Design is important, it's an important dimension in the car. It's not the only one.

Carlos Ghosn, businessman

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

Milton Glaser, designer

The details are not the details. They make the design.

Charles Eames, designer

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.

Pierre Bonnard, artist

I Google everyone I meet and I look up designers.

Christian Siriano, designer

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.

Manolo Blahnik, designer

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.

Carson Mccullers, novelist

But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity. A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing.

Vivienne Westwood, designer

Design can change how you look at yourself.

Ty Pennington, entertainer

Design is people.

Jane Jacobs, sociologist

My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures.

Douglas Trumbull, director

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

Charles Eames, designer

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.

Herbert Simon, scientist

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.

Paul Rand, designer

I don't set goals. Like, that's what I want to be doing however many years from now. I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes.

Ayumi Hamasaki, musician

Design truly is a contact sport. It demands that we bring all of our senses to the task, and that we apply the very best of our thinking, our feeling and our doing to the challenge that we have at hand.

Tom Wujec,

Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good.

Clement Mok, businessman

Technology is making design more exciting, with color, wallpaper, textures, fabrics that could never have been created without the technology.

David Bromstad, designer

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together.

Mitchell Kapor, businessman

Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department.

Tom Peters, businessman

No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.

Michael Ende, writer

The problem with the designated driver programme, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house.

Jeff Bridges, actor

I finished high school there and then I went to Rhode Island School of Design.

Stephen Sprouse, designer

Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions.

John Langdon, politician

I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive.

Joseph Lancaster, educator

Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.

Herbert Simon, scientist

I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.

Mike Davidson,

The federal debt in this country is principally of Republican design.

Daniel Keys Moran, writer

We opened a design center in the South of England last year as part of our strategy for being close to our customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets.

David Milne,

Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.

Ginny Brown-Waite, politician

Few service industries are designed to be 24x7 in India, and thus there was no 24x7 mentality.

Sanjay Kumar, businessman

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.

John Baldacci, politician

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.

Herbert Simon, scientist

Form follows function.

Louis Henri Sullivan,

I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.

Gianni Versace, fashion designer

I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks.

Edward Tufte, educator

Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design.

Edward Tufte, educator

Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather, I want to be able to design and build biological systems to perform particular applications.

Drew Endy, scientist

I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work great with the bones of their home. They weren't ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that's too bad.

Douglas Wilson, entertainer

Throughout the country, I see the same design problems and solutions over and over.

Douglas Wilson, entertainer

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people.

Thomas J. Watson, scientist

Retail is detail.

James Gulliver,

In two days, it's hard to to get the quality you would normally want for a design project.

Douglas Wilson, entertainer

I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say 'this is where I want to be... I want this look.

Debbie Allen, actress

Design must seduce, shape, and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.

April Greiman, designer

It's funny, my girlfriends think that because I am married to a fashion designer, I get all these great tips and hints about great fashion, but it's not like that at all. He never tells me what to wear.

Lori Loughlin, actress

Good design doesn't date.

Harry Seidler, architect

It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way, whether in material, design, or execution.

George Edmund Street, architect

The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants.

Michael Dell, businessman

I don't design clothes, I design dreams.

Ralph Lauren, designer

When I meet celebrities, I have to know what they are like and only then can I design. The clothes have to fit their personality.

Donatella Versace, fashion designer

It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author

Designing Woman was written for the screen.

Vincente Minnelli, director

I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.

Don Bluth, animator

When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.

Vera Wang, designer

All those years of skating and dancing have carried over. I can't design anything without thinking of how a woman's body will look and move when she's wearing it.

Vera Wang, designer

I believe consistency and orthogonality are tools of design, not the primary goal in design.

Yukihiro Matsumoto, scientist

Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design.

Kevin Kelly, editor

Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.

Kevin Kelly, editor

French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.

Christian Lacroix, designer

Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design.

Christopher Alexander, architect

They say that the best furniture and clothing design from the '50s and '60s is Scandinavian or Milanese.

Christian Lacroix, designer

I'm opinionated. I always stick to my design plan. I don't waver.

Douglas Wilson, entertainer

I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.

Jim Henson, entertainer

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.

Jim Henson, entertainer

We thought it would be fun to try to design a show that would work well internationally and so that' s what we're intending to do with Fraggle Rock, and we are indeed now selling it around the world.

Jim Henson, entertainer

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

Louis Kahn, architect

I would like to mention that I have flown the 262 first in May '43. At this time, the aircraft was completely secret. I first knew of the existence of this aircraft only early in '42 - even in my position. This aircraft didn't have any priority in design or production.

Adolf Galland, soldier

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