Today DesignSphere presents to you a collection of 55 great inspirational quotes from designers and from other people. This quotes will inspire you, motivate or even assist you in you designer life. Read an share this great quotes.

 

“Math is easy; design is hard.” — Jeffrey Veen

“Good designs come from the heart, not from the brain.” — Danny Sengers

“Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.” — Juan-Carlos Fernandez

“Designers are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” — Fabien Barral

“Technology over technique produces emotionless design.” — Daniel Mall

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso

“A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.” — Brenda Laurel

“The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.” — Victor Papanek

“Less is more.” — Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

“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

“People ignore design that ignores people.” — Frank Chimero

“Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.” — David Lewis

“Practice safe design: Use a concept.” — Petrula Vrontikis

“What I’m trying to produce is the visual equivalent of the chord change that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand  up.” — Rian Hughes

“Just because you’ve always done it that way doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly stupid.” — Despair Poster

“Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.” — Erik Adigard

“Design is the concious effort to impose a meaninful order.” — Victor Papanek

“Content precedes design.  Design in the absense of content is not design, it’s decoration.” — Jeffrey Zeldman

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” — Bill Moyers

“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.” — Milton Glaser

“I find modernist design boring, but it so much faster!” — Christine Suewon Lee

“A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.” — Ben Shneiderman

“Everybody is a user experience designer.” — Whitney Hess

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” — Francis Bacon

“Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I  designed my own living room carpet, I suppose.” — Chris Bangle

“You have to be interested in culture to design for it.” — Lorraine Wild

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

“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.” — Pierre Bonnard

“It’s art if can’t be explained.  It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.  It’s design if it doesn’t need  explanation.” — Wouter Stokkel

“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.” — Louis I. Kahn

“Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them.” — Matt Beale

“Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the  product or service.” — Steve Jobs

“Think 8 hours, work 2 hours.” — Mirko Ilic

“Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.” — Chris Pullman

“I really like looking at design and thinking: that attention to detail must have taken absolutely ages.” — Si Scott

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see  things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. 
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
 While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Apple Commercial

“Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best solution.” — Ivan Chermayeff

“We are all designers, the difference is that only a few of us do it full-time.” — Sabo Tercero

“Photoshop is a privilege, not a right.” — Dork Tower

“Being a designer is like being a porn star. You’re hot & popular for a year or two, then everyone goes off and finds something new to screw around too.” — Jason Demetillo

“I’m creative because I did an icon navigation while everyone else on the planet sticks to words? No, it just means I didn’t want to stick to convention. If anything you can call it rebellious but certainly not creative.” — Paul Scrivens

“That’s what all we are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.” — Charlie Chaplin

“It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds.” —Paula Scher

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” — Albert Einstein

“Inspiration is hogwash. My work comes directly out of my loves and hates. Muses don’t whisper in my ear, and ideas don’t flow over my body like a cool rain.” — James Victore

“Your opinion won’t matter. It’s important that you prove your point with numbers.” — Samantha LeVan

“Inspiration the seed. Design but the flower.” — Michael Langham

“Typography at its best is a visual form of language linking timelessness and time.” — Robert Bringhurst

“Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.” — Miguel de Cervantes

“What I love about design is the artistic and scientific complexity that also becomes useful…” — Michelle Obama

“Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I designed my own living room carpet, I suppose.” — Chris Bangle

“The more uninteresting the letter, the more useful it is to the typographer.” — Piet Zwart

“A healthy creative process should be able to give a coherent rationale to a client as to why you designed what you designed.” — Von Glitschka

“This is the web. Fix it.” — Luke Wroblewski

“Creativity is in everyone; it just manifests itself differently with each person. My CPA, for example, is one of the most  creative people I know.” — Ron Miriello

“Math is easy; design is hard.” — Jeffrey Veen

“Good designs come from the heart, not from the brain.” — Danny Sengers

“Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.” — Juan-Carlos Fernandez

“Designers are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” — Fabien Barral

“Technology over technique produces emotionless design.” — Daniel Mall

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso

“A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.” — Brenda Laurel

“The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.” — Victor Papanek

“Less is more.” — Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

“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

“People ignore design that ignores people.” — Frank Chimero

“Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.” — David Lewis

“Practice safe design: Use a concept.” — Petrula Vrontikis

“What I’m trying to produce is the visual equivalent of the chord change that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand

up.” — Rian Hughes

“Just because you’ve always done it that way doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly stupid.” — Despair Poster

“Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.” — Erik Adigard

“Design is the concious effort to impose a meaninful order.” — Victor Papanek

“Content precedes design.  Design in the absense of content is not design, it’s decoration.” — Jeffrey Zeldman

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” — Bill Moyers

“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.” — Milton Glaser

“I find modernist design boring, but it so much faster!” — Christine Suewon Lee

“A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.” — Ben Shneiderman

“Everybody is a user experience designer.” — Whitney Hess

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” — Francis Bacon

“Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I

designed my own living room carpet, I suppose.” — Chris Bangle

“You have to be interested in culture to design for it.” — Lorraine Wild

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

“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.” — Pierre Bonnard

“It’s art if can’t be explained.  It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.  It’s design if it doesn’t need

explanation.” — Wouter Stokkel

“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.” — Louis I. Kahn

“Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them.” —

Matt Beale

“Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the

product or service.” — Steve Jobs

“Think 8 hours, work 2 hours.” — Mirko Ilic

“Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.” — Chris Pullman

“I really like looking at design and thinking: that attention to detail must have taken absolutely ages.” — Si Scott

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see

things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with

them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. 
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they

change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race

forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and

hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
 While some see them as the

crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” —

Apple Commercial

“Design is directed toward human beings. To design is to solve human problems by identifying them and executing the best

solution.” — Ivan Chermayeff

“We are all designers, the difference is that only a few of us do it full-time.” — Sabo Tercero

“Photoshop is a privilege, not a right.” — Dork Tower

“Being a designer is like being a porn star. You’re hot & popular for a year or two, then everyone goes off and finds

something new to screw around too.” — Jason Demetillo

“I’m creative because I did an icon navigation while everyone else on the planet sticks to words? No, it just means I didn’t

want to stick to convention. If anything you can call it rebellious but certainly not creative.” — Paul Scrivens

“That’s what all we are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.” — Charlie Chaplin

“It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds.” —Paula Scher

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” — Albert Einstein

“Inspiration is hogwash. My work comes directly out of my loves and hates. Muses don’t whisper in my ear, and ideas don’t flow

over my body like a cool rain.” — James Victore

“Your opinion won’t matter. It’s important that you prove your point with numbers.” — Samantha LeVan

“Inspiration the seed. Design but the flower.” — Michael Langham

“Typography at its best is a visual form of language linking timelessness and time.” — Robert Bringhurst

“Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.” — Miguel de Cervantes

“What I love about design is the artistic and scientific complexity that also becomes useful…” — Michelle Obama

“Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I

designed my own living room carpet, I suppose.” — Chris Bangle

“The more uninteresting the letter, the more useful it is to the typographer.” — Piet Zwart

“A healthy creative process should be able to give a coherent rationale to a client as to why you designed what you designed.”

— Von Glitschka

“This is the web. Fix it.” — Luke Wroblewski

“Creativity is in everyone; it just manifests itself differently with each person. My CPA, for example, is one of the most

creative people I know.” — Ron Miriello