Less is more. — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Inspirational Quotes From The Most Intelligent Designers

Inspiration is all around you. Your decisions in daily life are inspired by your environment, food, music, movies, podcasts, blogs, books, people and everything else surrounding you. Essentially, the more high-quality inspiration you get the better your life is and better things you create.

I love powerful quotes. They make you stop and think. They make you question life and come up with ideas.

Today I’d like to share 20 inspirational quotes from the most intelligent designers who ever lived on our planet.

Get ready for inspiration overload.

Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere. — Mieke Gerritzen

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. — Leonardo da Vinci

Designers have a dual duty; contractually to their clients and morally to the later users and recipients of their work. — Hans Hger

Less is more. — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Less is more. — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Design is creativity with strategy. — Rob Curedale

Good art inspires; Good design motivates. — Otl Aicher

Designing a product is designing a relationship. — Steve Rogers

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. — Neil Gaiman

There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something. — Thomas Edison

Imitation may be the “sincerest form of plagiarism,” but it is also the mark of an inferior person. — David Ogilvy

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

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

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. — Red Adair

Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. — Thomas Edison

Good design is good business. — Thomas J. Watson Jr.

The only important thing about design is how it relates to people. — Victor Papanek

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

You are what you are seen to be. — Erik Spiekermann

Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form. — David Lewis

Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. — Orson Welles

What is your favorite quote?

Do you feel inspired? I’m curious which quote made you think the most? Please share your favorite quote in the comment section or ping me on Twitter @tomaslau.

Images credit: All the images were created by me (Tomas Laurinavicius) using Public Domain (CC0) photos.


Originally published at www.forbes.com on March 25, 2016.

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