Quotes About Design

Every now and again we come across great quotes about design. We like to share them on this page for fun. Enjoy.

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

“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.” – Paul Rand

“There is no such thing as a bad client. Part of our job is to do good work and get the client to accept it.” – Bob Gill

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher

“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.” – Michael Bierut

“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-Exupéry

“Socrates said, “Know thyself.” I say, “Know thy users.” And guess what? They don’t think like you do.” – Joshua Brewer

“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” – Lindon Leader

“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” – Jeffrey Zeldmen

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Da Vinci

“Successful communication depends on how well we listen, rather than how well we push our opinions on the person seated before us.”
― Kenya Hara