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We all hit road blocks sometimes. That’s why you got to have a stack of good quotes that will help you remember why you started what you are working on in the first place.

Here are some inspiring and hilarious quotations from amazing designers that are sure to help any productivity or inspiration block!

1. “If you think math is hard, try web design.” ―Trish Parr

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

3. “What separates design from art is that design is meant to be… functional.” ― Cameron Moll

4. “If there’s one thing you learn by working on a lot of different Web sites, it’s that almost any design idea–no matter how appallingly bad–can be made usable in the right circumstances, with enough effort.”  ― Steve Krug, Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

5. “Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.” ― Paul Cookson

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

7. “Intuitive design is how we give the user new superpowers.” – Jared Spool, Web Site Usability: A Designer’s Guide

8. “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

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

10. “Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” – Orson Welles

11. “Technology over technique produces emotionless design.” –Daniel Mall

12. “Never fall in love with an idea. They’re whores. If the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always, always, always another.” – Chip Kidd

13. “Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.” -Neville Brody

14. “Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.” – Ellen Lupton

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

16. “The problem is there are no simple “right” answers for most Web design questions (at least not for the important ones). What works is good, integrated design that fills a need—carefully thought out, well executed, and tested.” – Steve Krug

17. “Great web design without functionality is like a sports car with no engine.”
― Paul Cookson

18. “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano

19. “The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.” – Massimo Vignelli

20. “Websites should look good from the inside and out.” ― Paul Cookson

21. “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

22. “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” -Andy Warhol

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

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

25. “The idea of waiting for something makes it more fascinating”. – Andy Warhol

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2 comments

  1. web design quotes Replied

    Line 17. “Great web design without functionality is like a sports car with no engine.”
    ― Paul Cookson
    Haha love it!

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