A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
Design is where science and art break even.
Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.
Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.
If design isn't profitable, then it's art.
The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.
Designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures.
Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something.
Design is in everything we make, but it's also between those things. It's a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
The design process, at its best, integrates the aspirations of art, science, and culture.
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