Stay inspired with 20 creative design quotes



We find timeless inspiration from the minds of creative legends. Valuable lessons learned help inform and educate us as we continue to solve problems for our clients through design. Let’s keep those creative juices flowing! We’ve collected our top 20 quotes about creativity and design from some of the most insightful minds.

“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” – Albert Einstein
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser
“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.” – Neville Brody
“To be a good designer, you would need to have deep and far-reaching interests outside of the profession.” – Stefan Sagmeister
“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher
“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
“Good design doesn’t date.” – Harry Seidler
“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission.” – Grace Hopper
“Live in the leading—the spaces in between the rules.” – Stefan Mumaw
“Good design is like a refrigerator – when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.” – Irene Au
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
“Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” – Torrie T. Asai
“Think more design less” – Ellen Lupton
“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano
“Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
“Design is all about finding solutions within constraints. If there were no constraints, it’s not design — it’s art.” – Matias Duarte
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel
“Great stories happen to people who can tell them.” — Ira Glass
“The definition of an expert is someone who knows what not to do.” — Charles Willson
“It’s really just a matter of time and resources; if you have those then anything is possible.” — Hironobu Sakaguchi



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