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design quotes (59)

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.
James Randolph Adams   Category: Design

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
Tadao Ando   Category: Design

I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
Giorgio Armani   Category: Design

Accessible design is good design.
Steve Ballmer   Category: Design

Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.
Tyra Banks   Category: Design

Design is an unknown.
Geoffrey Beene   Category: Design

The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living.
Harry Bertoia   Category: Design

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
Manolo Blahnik   Category: Design

Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Design

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard   Category: Design

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Miguel de Cervantes   Category: Design

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

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
Robert Collier   Category: Design

I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.
Mike Davidson   Category: Design

I would think twice about designing stuff for which there was no need and which didn't endure.
Robin Day   Category: Design

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   Category: Design

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.
Charles Eames   Category: Design

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
Charles Eames   Category: Design

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
Arthur Erickson   Category: Design

The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
Leo Fender   Category: Design

The artist in me cries out for design.
Robert Frost   Category: Design

I design for the woman who loves being a woman.
Diane von Furstenberg   Category: Design

Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design.
Stephen Gardiner   Category: Design

To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
Charles J. Givens   Category: Design

To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
Milton Glaser   Category: Design

So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that's a great reward.
Genevieve Gorder   Category: Design

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
Edith Head   Category: Design

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
Herodotus   Category: Design

Design is people.
Jane Jacobs   Category: Design

The primary factor is proportions.
Arne Jacobsen   Category: Design

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Steve Jobs   Category: Design

Design works if it's authentic, inspired, and has a clear point of view. It can't be a collection of input.
Ron Johnson   Category: Design

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.
Louis Kahn   Category: Design

What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together.
Mitchell Kapor   Category: Design

I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
Ralph Lauren   Category: Design

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings.
Daniel Libeskind   Category: Design

It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.
Henri Matisse   Category: Design

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one.
David McFadden   Category: Design

Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
Issey Miyake   Category: Design

This is what I like about being a designer: You can't really get it until you see it.
Isaac Mizrahi   Category: Design

I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
Marc Newson   Category: Design

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
Donald Norman   Category: Design

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Anna Quindlen   Category: Design

Design is everything. Everything!
Paul Rand   Category: Design

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
Paul Rand   Category: Design

Luck is the residue of design.
Branch Rickey   Category: Design

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   Category: Design

Good design doesn't date.
Harry Seidler   Category: Design

Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
Herbert Simon   Category: Design

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
Herbert Simon   Category: Design

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
Kenzo Tange   Category: Design

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.
Terence   Category: Design

Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
Christy Turlington   Category: Design

Good designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing and manipulating of words and pictures.
Jeffery Veen   Category: Design

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration. Good design is problem solving.
Jeffery Veen   Category: Design

I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body.
Gianni Versace   Category: Design

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Design

Good design is good business.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Design

A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.
Niklaus Wirth   Category: Design