30 Motivational Quotes for Designers from Designers

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Web Designers and Developers who go into the World of Freelancing, needs motivation for their future. You need to work from home maintaining all the aspects, making your living from your Designing capability. We have most motivational quotes for Designers from Designers for surviving in life.The list have motivational quotes for designers.

Motivational Quotes for Designers

30 Motivational Quotes for Designers from Designers

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.

— Joe Sparano

Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration.

— Aaron Russell

Design is where science and art break even.

— Robin Mathew

Design is the application of intent – the opposite of happenstance, and an antidote to accident.

— Robert L. Peters

Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.”

— David Craib

The design process, at its best, integrates the aspirations of art, science, and culture.

— Jeff Smith

Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.

— Edward Tufte

People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.

— Paola Antonelli

Behavioral design is all about feeling in control. Includes: usability, understanding, but also the feel.

— Don Norman

Being a famous designer is like being a famous dentist.

— Noreen Morioka

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

I love the comment, “You must love designing for a living.” At that point I usually start to laugh or break into uncontrollable tears.

— Andrew Lewis

Designers have a dual duty; contractually to their clients and morally to the later users and recipients of their work.

— Hans Höger

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

— Douglas Adams

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

— Sir Alec Issigonis

Technology over technique produces emotionless design.

— Daniel Mall

A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.

— Brenda Laurel

The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.

— Massimo Vignelli

Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.

— David Carson

Practice safe design: Use a concept.

— Petrula Vrontikis

Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.

— Orson Welles

Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.

— David Lewis

At a meta level, design connects the dots between mere survival and humanism.

— Erik Adigard

Many things difficult to design prove easy to perform.

— Samuel Johnson

Design is easy. All you do is stare at the screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.

— Marty Neumeier

The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.

— Victor Papanek

Designing a product is designing a relationship.

— Steve Rogers

Good design is good business.

— Thomas J. Watson Jr.

Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.

— Erik Adigard

Design is not what you see, design is what you make people to see.

— DesignSkew.com

These were some motivational quotes for designers, which ultimately give some message for you to develop. You should notice the last quote in this list of motivational quotes for designers, its by me. I am in the field of designing since 2 years, and got some experience. With this experience, I concluded the one line quote “Design is not what you see, design is what you make people to see.

I hope you will get some motivation from this collection of motivational quotes for designers, and if you are designer and you are freelancing at the same time, then these quotes are must read for you.

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12 Comments to 30 Motivational Quotes for Designers from Designers

    • Great list, some really inspirational quotes here;

      “Design is where science and art break even.”

      Love that one, it makes so much sense to me.

  1. Software development is comprised of cyclical free markets driven by creativity that produces benefits to others and new wealth for those who persevere to be in the right place at the right time with the right idea implemented with many lines of code and a few pretty pictures.

    Architecture is fascism, nepotism and racism that can produce great buildings and great places implemented with many pretty pictures and a few line drawings credited to someone other than those whose ideas and works produced the results that are actually constructed by others..

    I know what I love and I love what I know.
    Win, lose or draw its the bits and bytes from here on out…

  2. I am glad you gathered these nice quote. Sometimes I think even designers don’t remember any more why they design and it became a comodity or a craft to make money out of it.
    Loved this one: The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.

    — Massimo Vignelli
    Again thanks for putting this together

  3. Great Collection of motivational quotes. I like quote by Jeff Smith .It is simple And awesome/
    Thanks For this Motivational List.

  4. I LOVE the witty Douglas Adams quote!

    If I may add, below are stripped-down quotes/commandments from the master of minimalism, Dieter Rams:

    1. Good design is innovative
    2. Good design makes a product useful
    3. Good design is aesthetic
    4. Good design makes a product understandable
    5. Good design is unobtrusive
    6. Good design is honest
    7. Good design is long-lasting
    8. Good design is thorough, down to the last detail
    9. Good design is environmentally friendly
    10. Good design is as little design as possible

  5. Hello,
    These quotes are necessary for the designers, it will be very helpful to motivate them to design creative and think different. Thank you so much for sharing this posting.

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