Inspiring Quotes on DesignInspiration often comes from those who said it best. Our industry is filled with graphic designers, website designers, and other artists who all have a creative viewpoint (and often philosophical) on their work. Quotes can often give you a different viewpoint on how to achieve your goal. We have put together the top 10 quotes that relate to design and the work we do everyday.

You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.

~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

~ Albert Einstein

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

~ Steve Jobs

Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.

~ Leisa Reichelt

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

~ David Craib

Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.

~ Jeffrey Zeldman

Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.

~ Tate Linden

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

~ Brenda Laurel

The difference between a Designer and Developer, when it comes to design skills, is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it.

~ Scott Hanselman

Practice safe design: Use a concept.

~ Petrula Vrontikis

There are many great resources around the web for other inspiring quotes on design including,, and The Quotations Page.

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