Great quotes about design and creativity

Here’s a collection of our favourite quotes about the creative world:

“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

“Computers are to design, as microwaves are to cooking.”

Milton Glaser

“Design is to invent with intent. If you take away the ‘invent’ bit, you have an engineer. If you take away the ‘intent’ bit, you have an artist.”

Rebecca Reubens

“Designing for clients that don’t appreciate the value of design is like buying new tires for a rental car.”

Joel Fisher

“Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.”

Frank Chimero

“A good designer may not have all the answers, but he knows which questions to ask.”

Rudy Duke

“The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.”

Nolan Bushnell

“Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.”

Leisa Reichelt

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

Steve Jobs

“Less is more.”

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”

Milton Glaser

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

Charles Eames

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”

Joe Sparano

“Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.”

Thomas Edison

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”

Red Ada

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

Neville Brody

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