He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist— Francis of Assisi
Glamorous Design Work quotations
My work is play. And I play when I design. I even looked it up in the dictionary, to make sure that I actually do that, and the definition of “play,” number one, was “engaging in a childlike activity or endeavor,” and number two was “gambling.” And I realize I do both when I’m designing.
In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway.
So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby.
We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
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.
I love working with a stylist but I also love having personal relationships with designers. A stylist is great for pulling together an entire outfit, accessories included, and for shaking me out of my comfort zone.
My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings.
The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.
You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.
If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.
To create great work, here's how you must spend your time: 1% Inspiration 9% Perspiration 90% Justification
Genius, when employed in works whose tendency it is to demoralize and to degrade us, should be contemplated with abhorrence rather than with admiration; such a monument of its power, may indeed be stamped with immortality, but like the Coliseum at Rome, we deplore its magnificence because we detest the purposes for which it was designed.
Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow.
The work you produce today will create your future.
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.
The web is more a social creation than a technical one.
I designed it for a social effect - to help people work together - and not as a technical toy.
My favorite project is always the next one.
There is a rumour that I can't draw and never could.
This is probably because I work so much with models. Models are one of the most beautiful design tools, but I still do the finest drawings you can imagine.
Design isn't just about making things beautiful; it's also about making things work beautifully.
For me, the sound design and the musical score is a big part of what makes scary movies work.
The mantra of any good security engineer is: "Security is a not a product, but a process." It's more than designing strong cryptography into a system; it's designing the entire system such that all security measures, including cryptography, work together.
The opposite of play is not work. It's depression.
No design works unless it embodies ideas that are held common by the people for whom the object is intended.
Don't worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.
People who build their own home tend to be very courageous.
These people are curious about life. They're thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work.
Follow your instincts - you never know if your ideas will work out unless you try them.
Do work you love and are passionate about, look outside of the world of graphic design for inspiration.
Smart data structures and dumb code works a lot better than the other way around.
Simplicity and elegance are unpopular because they require hard work and discipline to achieve and education to be appreciated.
I never wanted to be well-rounded. I do not admire well-rounded people nor their work. So far as I can see, nothing good in the world has ever been done by well-rounded people. The good work is done by people with jagged, broken edges, because those edges cut things and leave an imprint, a design.
Design is a process - an intimate collaboration between engineers, designers, and clients.
When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.
The best design is the simplest one that works.
We designers, we don't work in a vacuum.
We need business people. We are not the fine artists we are often confused with.
A dull axe never loves grindstones, but a keen workman does;
and he puts his tool on them in order that it may be sharp. And men do not like grinding; but they are dull for the purposes which God designs to work out with them, and therefore He is grinding them.
A good scientist is a person with original ideas.
A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.