Design Quotes

This page lists all the published design adages on our platform. Click on a design adage for full screen viewing, for description of the design adage and for downloading the design adage as an image file easy to upload to social networks.

Adage #1: Good Design

Good design makes your day great.

3172 Likes.

Adage #9: Design

Design is the process of expending considerable time, thought and energy into making something that looks and feels effortless.

1264 Likes.

Adage #11: Design,

is simply put, practising serious fun.

1262 Likes.

Adage #12: Form

Follows Satis-Function.

1216 Likes.

Adage #4: Love

Design is Love, Designers are lovers.

1156 Likes.

Adage #99: Art vs Design

A good designer must be a great artist.

1130 Likes.

Adage #95: Profits

Expect premium pricing yet reduced costs from a good design.

1119 Likes.

Adage #7: Trust

Someone could do best, even if you could do better.

1100 Likes.

Adage #13: PR

Good design talks for itself.

1100 Likes.

Adage #5: Sparkle

Good design is born from a sparkle, and great design from its ashes.

1092 Likes.

Adage #55: Think

Design and realize your own ideas, or get paid to work for others' ideals.

1066 Likes.

Adage #96: Business

Design is what counts, yet it cannot be counted.

1055 Likes.

Adage #8: Simple

The formula for good design is simple, a bit of creativity, a bit of curiosity, and as much wisdom as possible.

1054 Likes.

Adage #47: Fundamental

In great design, every element is absolutely necessary.

1016 Likes.

Adage #14: Major

Beware of little details, a small defect could ruin a great design.

1006 Likes.

Adage #56: Occupation

When you work for someone else, there is no difference in being a designer or a barber, you cut it the way the client likes.

1003 Likes.

Adage #18: Formula

Following just the benchmarks and industry practices will lead to standard designs.

994 Likes.

Adage #121: Possible

You can`t do great things like an architect but you can do small thing as a designer in a great way.

993 Likes.

Adage #21: Success

Design a product people would love.

992 Likes.

Adage #34: Function

Good design appeals to both logic and emotion.

987 Likes.

Adage #80: Alchemy

Design is about creating something tangible out of dreams, ideas, emotions, and concepts, using logic.

986 Likes.

Adage #26: Triumph

Design business is a popularity contest.

974 Likes.

Adage #28: Supreme

Do not let a good design ruin a perfect one.

970 Likes.

Adage #38: Design

Design for a cause. Not to achieve monetary goals.

967 Likes.

Adage #41: Design

Public is usually under the impression that anyone can create, but in reality, the truth is; everyone can destroy.

959 Likes.

Adage #6: More

Think harder, work less.

951 Likes.

Adage #24: Fame

You sell a design, you sell your name.

945 Likes.

Adage #29: Aeon

After a long period of time, a moment is all it takes to design a good product.

945 Likes.

Adage #42: Marketing

Good design is its own salesman.

941 Likes.

Adage #76: Essence

The value of good design is best understood in its absence.

941 Likes.

Adage #78: Truth

Design is the first and oldest profession of man.

940 Likes.

Adage #85: Attraction

Don't push your designs, instead create designs that pulls you.

940 Likes.

Adage #69: Order

Let people remember your work and you as the creator of the work.

938 Likes.

Adage #40: Rare

Thousands of men claim they are capable designers but only thousandth of men are.

937 Likes.

Adage #77: Exchange

To demand your highest fees you need to communicate your highest values.

937 Likes.

Adage #107: Beneath

Good design wears a mask of simplicity for its complexity.

933 Likes.

Adage #31: Feature

If you want editors to publish your work, give them an interesting design with a good image and a good story.

932 Likes.

Adage #33: Advertise

You are likely to remember a good design that you see forty times.

929 Likes.

Adage #19: Star

If you cannot list five good things about your design, start over.

928 Likes.

Adage #30: Truth

If you feel your design might be absurd, silly or amateurish, it is.

927 Likes.

Adage #45: Simplicity

When a design is made better, it becomes complexly simple.

924 Likes.

Adage #67: Adorable

You are likely to be the most talented designer on the planet that no one knows about.

924 Likes.

Adage #37: Good Design

When a design is in the simplest form which speaks for itself and symbolizes its purpose, it is a Good Design.

923 Likes.

Adage #17: Pride

Do not let your ego ruin your design.

922 Likes.

Adage #27: Act

The best time to publish a good design idea is when you first conceive it.

922 Likes.

Adage #90: Null

When you design for free, you signal that your work is worthless.

921 Likes.

Adage #75: Job

It took a minute to draw the idea, and a lifetime to be able to do it.

920 Likes.

Adage #49: Truism

If you wish to create a great design that would be remembered, make it unique, outstanding and extraordinary.

913 Likes.

Adage #74: Finance

For designers practicing is more important than getting paid for it, which leads to financial exploits.

911 Likes.

Adage #20: Original

Do not just design better, be a divergent, design different.

909 Likes.

Adage #22: Basis

Design must be your core business, not something you buy or commission for your company.

909 Likes.

Adage #54: Aim

For a designer, success is the ability to design freely.

905 Likes.

Adage #57: Occasion

Many designers ask only a little compensation for their work because they truly love designing.

902 Likes.

Adage #94: Bullseye

Most clients have a degree of B.S. in design, remind them that you have M.A.

901 Likes.

Adage #16: Assume

Consider your design is bad and push your self to improve it.

900 Likes.

Adage #65: Time

A good designer can always reconnect with past clients.

899 Likes.

Adage #62: Correlation

The more people know about your designs, the more design clients you will have.

898 Likes.

Adage #50: Focus

Good designs make a typical user happy, bad designs make masses sad.

892 Likes.

Adage #70: Reality

In design business how good a design is equally important with who designs it.

892 Likes.

Adage #72: Deal

Designers must learn to speak at least three more languages: Business, Finance & Marketing.

892 Likes.

Adage #104: Ethos

Design involves search, mimicry, feeling and movement.

891 Likes.

Adage #39: Long Run

Designing looks simple, many consider it a sprint and that is why most fail in the start of the marathon.

888 Likes.

Adage #89: Micro

Selling your designs yourself is a waste of design talent.

888 Likes.

Adage #25: Pivot

Make wisdom a key part of your design, and make design a key part of your business.

883 Likes.

Adage #15: Time

Good design is a child of the past as well of the future.

882 Likes.

Adage #92: Lifelong

Great designers never stop learning.

882 Likes.

Adage #103: Demand

The most successful products are created by the designers that needed them the most.

877 Likes.

Adage #87: Prize

Gain a competitive advantage over other design business owners by winning a design award.

874 Likes.

Adage #52: Improve

Good design makes the World a better place.

868 Likes.

Adage #10: Where?

Design is in the air!

860 Likes.

Adage #48: Spark

For a sudden brilliant & timely design, you need constant inspiration.

859 Likes.

Adage #23: Really

You think you sell a chair, a bag or a car, but in reality your clients buy comfort, image and luxury.

854 Likes.

Adage #97: Plan

Good design saves the world.

853 Likes.

Adage #32: Illuminate

Enlighten your clients and consumers about the benefits and features of your product or project, make them know.

851 Likes.

Adage #71: Source

Design inquiries often comes from friends & acquaintances: Clients, Community & Peers.

851 Likes.

Adage #102: Accustomed

The consumer is your best designer.

848 Likes.

Adage #93: Marginals

There are two types of designers. Designers who have never designed a thing, and designers who have never not designed a thing.

847 Likes.

Adage #73: Worth

If you are creative & talented, your time is rare and valuable.

845 Likes.

Adage #79: Power

Design moves the World.

842 Likes.

Adage #44: Engine

You need to ignite and feed your brain before you could design fast.

837 Likes.

Adage #68: Highlight

Designers shall make themselves more visible through their designs.

824 Likes.

Adage #60: Result

Making money & profitability are by products of a good design work.

820 Likes.

Adage #43: Design

Design is about a pencil, sensibility, problem solving and a paper all connected together.

817 Likes.

Adage #84: Foresight

Good design is foreseeing the future.

814 Likes.

Adage #66: Contrast

A bad client makes you a good designer.

813 Likes.

Adage #111: Behavior

Good design disolves in human behavior

813 Likes.

Adage #101: Life

Natural selection is a design process.

812 Likes.

Adage #46: Concise

Good design is to the point, not containing any unnecessary parts or functions.

810 Likes.

Adage #53: Now

The best time to start designing is always yesterday.

806 Likes.

Adage #63: Karma

Design for charity and you will earn.

805 Likes.

Adage #91: Integrity

Design is a profession, be professional.

805 Likes.

Adage #105: Vision

A great designer always designs products of future to be used from today.

801 Likes.

Adage #112: Commerce

Success in business is delivering what customer thinks worth paying for.

800 Likes.

Adage #58: Value

Designers love their job more than anyone else, their paychecks proves it.

798 Likes.

Adage #64: Value

If you wish to be respected as a designer, never design for free.

796 Likes.

Adage #115: Wealth

Before you could get rich, your thoughts must get richer first.

794 Likes.

Adage #61: Hunt

Designers are inspiration hunters, thus the key to their success is being alert all the time.

788 Likes.

Adage #82: Theorem

Design is magic with an open formula: love, dreams and logic.

788 Likes.

Adage #59: Small

The art of design is only 1% different from the art of business, but that 1% matters.

784 Likes.

Adage #86: Obvious

To be successful in industrial design, you need to design for the masses.

784 Likes.

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