Quotes of Top 30 Most Popular Design Quotes

Design Quotes

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. 
Coco Chanel

The details are not the details. They make the design. 
Charles Eames

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
Steve Jobs

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Adams

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. 
Jim Rohn

When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.
William Gibson

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
John Maeda

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. 
Coco Chanel

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

The details are not the details. They make the design. 
Charles Eames

Any product that needs a manual to work is broken. 
Elon Musk

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. 
Charles Eames

As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown. 
Norman Foster

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

Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.
Donna Karan

Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.
Karl Lagerfeld

Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
Paul Rand

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

When you design it, think how you would feel if you had to fly it! Safety first! 
Donald Wills Douglas

I believe in empty spaces; they're the most wonderful thing. 
Anselm Kiefer

Typography is the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form.
Robert Bringhurst

Art is solving problems that cannot be formulated before they have been solved. The shaping of the question is part of the answer.
Piet Hein

Imitate. Don’t be shy about it. Try to get as close as you can. You'll never get all the way, and the separation might be truly remarkable.
Bruce Mau

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

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

Man was designed in a way in which he must eat in order to give him a solid reason to go to work everyday. This helps to keep him out of trouble. God is wise.
Criss Jami

Thinking about design is hard, but not thinking about it can be disastrous.
Ralph Caplan

A distinctive appearance and a simple set of characteristics lead to an extremely flexible brand. (pg. 38)
Woodrow Phoenix

Small, noncomparative, highly labeled data sets usually belong in tables.
Edward R. Tufte


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