15 Most Graphic Design Quotes to Guide You

15 Most Graphic Design Quotes to Guide You

No matter wherever you are on your graphic design journey, you’ll need guidance from time to time as you go further in this creative path. 

And there could not be better place to look for that guidance than the quotes of famous designers.  

Here, we have gathered 22 famous design quotes by the top graphic designers that guides, inspires, and motivates you. 

1. Milton Glaser 

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser 

2. Susan Kare 

“Good design’s not about what medium you’re working in. It’s about thinking hard about what you want to do and what you have to work with before you start.” – Susan Kare 

3. Stefan Sagmeister 

“You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt… or in front of a piece of graphic design.” – Stefan Sagmeister 

4. Jessica Walsh 

“If no one hates it, no one really loves it.” – Jessica Walsh 

5. Bob Gill 

“I’ve never had a problem with a dumb client. There is no such thing as a bad client. Part of our job is to do good work and get the client to accept it.” – Bob Gill 

6. Paula Scher 

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher 

7. Michael Bierut 

“If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.” – Michael Bierut 

8. Kate Moross 

“The key to great ideas is not having them, it is executing them. And great ideas come from problems. As designers we call problems, briefs and we call reactions to problems, concepts.” – Kate Moross 

9. Chip Kidd 

“If you can properly define the problem, then you’ve already defined the solution as well.” – Chip Kidd 

10. Marian Bantjes 

“But I find that for myself, without exception, the more I deal with the work as something that is my own, as something that is personal, the more successful it is.” – Marian Bantjes 

11. Paul Rand 

“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.” – Paul Rand 

12. Neville Brody 

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.” – Neville Brody 

13. Petrula Vrontikis 

“What the visionaries had in common was a particular love of craft and a desire to play.” – Petrula Vrontikis 

14. Saul Bass 

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That’s my intent.” – Saul Bass 

15. David Carson 

“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.” – David Carson 

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