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  1. Picture quote about design

    Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.


  2. Picture quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan about people

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


  3. 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


  4. Picture quote by Rachel Zoe about style

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


  5. Picture quote about design

    Design is where science and art break even.


  6. 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


  7. Picture quote by Dieter Rams about design

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


  8. 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


  9. Picture quote by Branch Rickey about luck

    Luck is the residue of design. ⏤ Branch Rickey


  10. Picture quote about great

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


  11. Picture quote about design

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


  12. Picture quote by Saul Bass about design

    Design is thinking made visual. ⏤ Saul Bass



What are the best design quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about design of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best design quotations. Top design sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.


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

Ayrton Senna

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

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

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

Steve Jobs

My passion for music has always inspired my designs.

Tommy Hilfiger

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

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

Freeman Thomas

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

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

Douglas Adams

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

Tom Peters

Many things difficult in design prove easy in performance.

Samuel Johnson

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

Philip Johnson

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

Good design is good business.

Thomas J. Watson

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

George Santayana

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

Milton Glaser

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

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

Junius

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

David Hockney

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

Jeff Hawkins

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

Dennis Conner

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

Michael Graves

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

Erma Bombeck

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

Design is everything. Everything!

Paul Rand

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

Edith Head

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

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

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

Ron Johnson

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

Charles Eames

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

Tom Peters

I Google everyone I meet and I look up designers.

Christian Siriano

Design can change how you look at yourself.

Ty Pennington

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

Carlos Ghosn

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

Pierre Bonnard

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

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

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

Charles Eames

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

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.

Herbert Simon

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

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

Dieter Rams

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

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

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

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

Mary Astell

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

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

David Bromstad

Design is people.

Jane Jacobs

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

Manolo Blahnik

Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

Milton Glaser

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

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

Isambard K. Brunel

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

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

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

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

Robert Hughes

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

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

William E. Simon

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

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

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

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

There are a ton of A-list stars I'd love to dress - fashionistas like Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson. Also, Cate Blanchett would be fun and fabulous. My picks vary by the day and how I'm feeling. But, as a new, young designer, I'm open to working with everyone!

Christian Siriano

Acting isn't for me. I don't like being told what to do. I'm more interested in set design, more visually driven.

Sofia Coppola

I brought a lot of my own pieces of clothes to the design room when I first met with the design team just so they could see what my style was like.

Nastia Liukin

You can design a mortgage system that is different without a Fannie and Freddie, but there are principles you have to have, to have a good system.

Jamie Dimon

Mary Quant is my favourite fashion designer.

Vidal Sassoon

I am extremely involved in the design process of both my brands, Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960.

Nicole Richie

When we were in the design studio I always was pretending like I was in a closet asking my friend before I step out into the world what do I look like? And everybody wants that honest friend before they go and go to dinner or go to an event.

Nicole Richie

If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.

Jamie Oliver

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

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

Chris Kirkpatrick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns and things. I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf.

Kate Moss

Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.

Gary Gygax

Being non-commercial is never an ambition. Movies come together at different points for fortuitous reasons. You do them as you get the opportunity, as opposed to doing them when you choose to or design to.

Ethan Coen

In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.

Ivanka Trump

It was something I was more interested in myself. When I went to see my sister dance at ballet, I was really into costumes and the arts, and my family was also supportive of whatever me and my sister wanted to do. I would say I pushed myself the most to be into design.

Christian Siriano

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

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

Mary Astell

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

Tom Watson

The new strategy is to teach intelligent design without calling it intelligent design.

Kenneth R. Miller

Social Security is a social insurance program - it is not designed to be the same thing as a 401(k).

Paul Krugman

It's time for architecture to do things again, not just represent things.

Joshua Prince-Ramus

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

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

I wear a lot of different hats - from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit.

William Bell

But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it.

John Anderson

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

Looking back, video game design seems a natural fit, although there was no such thing when I was growing up. I built a Tic-Tac-Toe playing machine in my teens which went up in smoke on the night it was scheduled to go to a science fair.

David Crane

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