Great Design Quotes

Great Design Quotes by Walt Disney, Jonathan Ive, Ben Shneiderman, Jean Racine, Tibor Kalman, Walter Isaacson and many others.

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful

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
Really great design is hard. Good is the enemy of great.
Jonathan Ive
A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.
Ben Shneiderman
A single word often betrays a great design.
Jean Racine
The difference between good design and great design is INTELLIGENCE
Tibor Kalman
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
Walter Isaacson
The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.
Victor Papanek
Great design should tell a story.
Sol Sender
Typography at its best is a visual form of language linking timelessness and time.
Robert Bringhurst
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Steve Jobs
Great design is a multi-layered relationship between human life and its environment.
Naoto Fukasawa
Secrecy is the soul of all great designs.
Charles Caleb Colton
Every now and then the stars align,
Boy and girl meet by the great design,
Could it be that you and me are the lucky ones?
Everybody told me love was blind,
Then I saw your face
and you blew my mind,
Finally you and me are the lucky ones, this time
Lana Del Rey
If you can design one thing, you can design everything.
Massimo Vignelli
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Miguel de Cervantes
Great design will not sell an inferior product, but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential.
Thomas Watson, Jr.
Secrecy is the soul of all great designs. Perhaps more has been effected by concealing our own intentions than by discovering those of our enemy.
Charles Caleb Colton
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Pablo Picasso
Great design is not democratic; it comes from great designers. If the standard is lousy, then develop another standard.
Edward Tufte
Predictability and great design are not friends.
Fred Brooks
Really successful designs can be created without software produced “special effects.” Identities do not NEED bevels, gradations, 3-D imagery, Web 2.Oh-Oh and other oh so “special” treatments to be great design solutions for clients.
Jeff Fisher
But I’m blessed to work with great people. I collaborate with brilliant stylists both here and in Paris. I work with a great design team. I really allow everyone to bring their ideas. I almost rely on them to inspire me.
Marc Jacobs
When any great design thou dost intend, Think on the means, the manner, and the end.
John Denham
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin Land
The thing that makes my clothes really different is that, number one, they are really great designs; they’re not tacky; they are very professional; the design is made from lots of decisions.
Vivienne Westwood
Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and Meaningful.
Dieter Rams
The painter of genius will not waste a moment upon those smaller objects which only serve to catch the sense, to divide the attention, and to counteract his great design of speaking to the heart.
Joshua Reynolds
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard
You have to be interested in culture to design for it.
Lorraine Wild