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Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.

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 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

Picture quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan about people

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

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

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Design is where science and art break even.

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 Dieter Rams about design

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

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 Saul Bass about design

Design is thinking made visual. ⏤ Saul Bass

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

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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

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

Tom Peters, businessman

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

Philip Johnson, architect

Many things difficult in design prove easy in performance.

Samuel Johnson, author

Good design is good business.

Thomas J. Watson, scientist

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

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

George Santayana, philosopher

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

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

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

Erma Bombeck, humorist

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

Jeff Hawkins, inventor

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


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

David Hockney, artist

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

Dennis Conner, athlete

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

Edith Head, designer

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

Michael Graves, architect

Design is everything. Everything!

Paul Rand, 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, 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

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

Carlos Ghosn, businessman

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

Tom Peters, businessman

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

Manolo Blahnik, designer

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

Milton Glaser, 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

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

Charles Eames, designer

Design can change how you look at yourself.

Ty Pennington, entertainer

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.

Herbert Simon, scientist

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

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

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

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

Pierre Bonnard, artist

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 Google everyone I meet and I look up designers.

Christian Siriano, designer

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

Mary Astell, writer

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

Dieter Rams, designer

Design is people.

Jane Jacobs, sociologist

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

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

David Bromstad, designer

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

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

Charles Eames, designer

Usually I design the lighting and when I have the physical set there, I'm not good at going out loosely and saying, 'Do you what you want, give it to the editor, and he'll figure it out.' I physically then walk on with the actors and I say, 'Let's walk until you guys feel the space works for you, and tell me when all that happens.'

Tarsem Singh, director

I'm into designing houses and interior design. I like change. I like creating things out of nothing.

Chris Kirkpatrick, musician

The design of Rhetoric is to remove those Prejudices that lie in the way of Truth, to Reduce the Passions to the Government of Reasons; to place our Subject in a Right Light, and excite our Hearers to a due consideration of it.

Mary Astell, writer

It is more difficult to designate this form of conation on its practical side by a satisfactory name.

Samuel Alexander, philosopher

No one ever contributed anything to my designs.

Sir Robin Day,

People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.

Carrie-Anne Moss, actress

I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.

Sir Robin Day,

Design is an unknown.

Geoffrey Beene,

English is taking over the world. I just wrote a piece about it. And it's not by design. The United States dominates because it's the biggest market.

Norman Spinrad, author

I worked for UFA as a set designer, you know.

Douglas Sirk, director

A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.

Niklaus Wirth, scientist

I am going to design... a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc.

Isambard K. Brunel, inventor

There is a huge disconnect between the communicative and discursive space of the [National] Mall, and the museums that line it to either side.

Liz Diller,

But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?

Mary Astell, writer

Whenever I design any variant, or when anybody sends me one, I always say if at all possible within the context of the game don't have two home supply centers touching each other.

Fred Davis, celebrity

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist

The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there's a single numeric average. But if it's a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that's crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share.

Jaron Lanier, artist

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.

William Butler Yeats, poet

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one.

David McFadden, poet

Once you understand this way, you will be able to make your room alive; you will be able to design a house together with your family; a garden for your children; places where you can work; beautiful terraces where you can sit and dream.

Christopher Alexander, architect

If a course needs to be in great condition to be played effectively, then the design strategy is flawed.

Tom Watson,

Nothing they design ever gets in the way of a work of art.

Robert Hughes, critic

The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution.

Byron White, judge

Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. The iMac is not just the color or translucence or the shape of the shell. The essence of the iMac is to be the finest possible consumer computer in which each element plays together.

Steve Jobs, businessman

So we originally expected to make about 35 gigawatt hours at the cell level and about 50 gigawatt hours at the module or pack level. Now we are expecting to do about 150 gigawatt hours in the same volumetric space as the original design.

Elon Musk, entrepreneur

The path to the CEO's office should not be through the CFO's office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.

Elon Musk, entrepreneur

Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.

Elon Musk, entrepreneur

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.

Steve Jobs, businessman

That's something I learned in art school. I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for.

Eric Carle, author

My background is in hardware design. I found hardware work to be a welcome change from thousands of hours of programming and that led to the designs you mentioned.

David Crane,

Designing is my hobby. If I didn't do what I do for a living - at some point when I don't do this for a living - I'll probably just do design work. I love finding really special pieces of furniture.

Ellen DeGeneres, comedian

The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.

William E. Simon, public servant

The design of the Mac wasn't what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it's all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it.

Steve Jobs, businessman

Design my own line? No, I just like the culture.

ASAP Rocky, rapper

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

Anna Quindlen, journalist

I wanted to design a line based on Hollywood's Golden Era. I talked with Stephen Burrows and with Willi Smith and with one or two other people, but it just seems like such a hard field to break into. I need someone like Calvin Klein's manager to get behind me!

Aretha Franklin, musician

His father is governor of Media, and though he has the greatest command given him of all the rest of my generals, he still covetously desires more, and my being without issue spurs him on to this wicked design. But Philotas takes wrong measures.

Alexander The Great, leader

An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldn't be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances, and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers.

Bill Gates, business magnate

The typical project design time for a large company like IBM - and they keep track of this - is a little over four years.

Bill Gates, business magnate

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

Coco Chanel, fashion designer

For two years nobody talked about anything other than the name arrangement. There was no fund-raising and no progress being made on construction and design.

Michael Arad, architect

Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That's pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.

Elon Musk, entrepreneur

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.

James Randolph Adams,

Computers are scary. They're nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.

Wesley Morris, critic

When I started this project, I was a young architect. I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it's a leap of faith that I didn't want to make initially - to put it mildly.

Michael Arad, architect

There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.

Elon Musk, entrepreneur

I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray.

Seymoure Cray,

I don't design cars. I'm not a designer. I know what I desire to be built, I know what the end result is, the horsepower, the competition we'll be working against - but I leave it to the people who work with me to put it all together. I don't do anything.

Caroll Shelby, businessman

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