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 #154: Ready

Good design is well read.

279 Likes.

Adage #163: Parts

More is average.

276 Likes.

Adage #282: Where

New designs are designs in the news.

276 Likes.

Adage #318: Faith vs Fate

The moment you lose faith in your design, you accept fate.

276 Likes.

Adage #133: Uses

Good design is for consumers not clients.

275 Likes.

Adage #257: Originality

Always be Original.

275 Likes.

Adage #279: Bridge

Create works that speaks for itself, then explain their creation process and history.

274 Likes.

Adage #208: Artists

Robert Motherwell on being introduced to Matisse is reported to have said " it was like an arrow going straight to the heart "

273 Likes.

Adage #244: Who?

Designer will know if he impacted someone's life when they asked who is this great designer and others asked who design this bullshit.

272 Likes.

Adage #157: One

Good design is true.

271 Likes.

Adage #265: Good Designer

Studying Design is learning experience from worst to best.

269 Likes.

Adage #180: Begin

The first skill to learn is the skill to acquire new skill.

268 Likes.

Adage #212: Inspiration

At some point in your life you will run across extraordinary things that inspire you.

268 Likes.

Adage #269: Simplicity

A step towards simplicity is a step towards reality.

268 Likes.

Adage #351: Anticosmetics

Design is Anti-cosmetics.

268 Likes.

Adage #172: Job

The idea of being a designer is to have knowledge to do and to have knowledge to improve.

267 Likes.

Adage #139: Market

Trendsetting sells.

266 Likes.

Adage #143: Unique

Good design is only like itself.

265 Likes.

Adage #144: Point

Good design is just right.

265 Likes.

Adage #149: Science

Design is the art of responding to needs.

265 Likes.

Adage #199: Reach

Establish your authority by sharing your experience.

265 Likes.

Adage #236: Innovation

I prefer to innovate traditional techniques... giving them the opportunity to shine again.

265 Likes.

Adage #336: core belief

Sincere to your art and heart.

265 Likes.

Adage #195: Progress

Learn to learn. Imagine to imagine.

264 Likes.

Adage #301: Euphoria

The perfect design idea occupies the mind and stops time.

264 Likes.

Adage #205: NAIVE

Simple is very complex.

263 Likes.

Adage #148: Sum

Designer is an engineer with aesthetic taste.

262 Likes.

Adage #147: Initial

Success of a product depends on its designer.

261 Likes.

Adage #170: Practice

Design is doing better.

261 Likes.

Adage #243: Design

is highly subjective. You'll never be able to please everyone.

261 Likes.

Adage #268: Inspiration

Innovation is gradual... Inspiration isn't.

261 Likes.

Adage #366: Timely

Good design is dynamic, it shows progress.

261 Likes.

Adage #213: Extremes

Explore the extreme opposites before you make your final choice.

260 Likes.

Adage #188: Axiom

Creativity is immortality.

259 Likes.

Adage #245: Criticism

is Important

259 Likes.

Adage #319: Design

Design is not just a profession or an act, but a way of living. Every problem we face, can be seen as a new design challenge and an inspiration to create a new solution.

258 Likes.

Adage #220: Human activities

Space is created to support human activities

257 Likes.

Adage #237: Thinking

Your design is a part of your thinking, so care about your thinking.

257 Likes.

Adage #283: Embrace

You don,t have to love every note to fall in love with the song.

257 Likes.

Adage #304: Coincidence

"Design is not always a deliberate action but to know how to come across with coincidences"

256 Likes.

Adage #275: Hello

Every show creates its own audience.

255 Likes.

Adage #153: Good

Design is doing better.

254 Likes.

Adage #179: Plan

For a better future, first design your ideal environment.

254 Likes.

Adage #197: Scope

The size of an idea is limited by its container.

253 Likes.

Adage #246: Creating

The best tools aren't necessary

253 Likes.

Adage #274: Virtuosity

Artwork needs the best work.

253 Likes.

Adage #314: Good Design

The designer must understand that there is no interlocutor between the designed object and the consumer.

253 Likes.

Adage #189: Statement

Design is policy making, without the politics.

252 Likes.

Adage #207: redefined

I simply take pleasures in redefining anyones' living space

251 Likes.

Adage #190: Value

Great design work is rarer than rarest of elements.

251 Likes.

Adage #299: Addiction

Imagining your design is a form of addiction you will never be cured of until you see it materialized.

250 Likes.

Adage #263: Magic

Through Design, nothing is impossible.

249 Likes.

Adage #177: Source

Creative works are build on experience.

248 Likes.

Adage #215: Architecture

Don't let anyone talk you out of a spectacular window or door.

246 Likes.

Adage #300: Tenacity

Never let anyone restrict your ideas and dictate the outcome of your designs.

245 Likes.

Adage #186: Limits

You can do anything among everything but not the everything.

244 Likes.

Adage #303: design

Function beyond form.

243 Likes.

Adage #171: Read

Reading is a great source of inspiration for good design.

242 Likes.

Adage #302: creativity

Intelligent design is more about evolution than creation.

241 Likes.

Adage #320: more or less..

Speak less, design more.

238 Likes.

Adage #346: Moral

Designers cannot afford to indulge their own tastes at the expense of others.

238 Likes.

Adage #352: Simp-Comp.

Simplicity is the highest level of complexity; complexity is the highest level of simplicity.

237 Likes.

Adage #353: V.S.

Design is not complex neither simplex.

237 Likes.

Adage #178: PR

If it is not advertised, it is not created.

236 Likes.

Adage #196: Listen

Embrace critics for improvement.

234 Likes.

Adage #321: talent

Talent is a vague and overrated notion… frequently it leads to complacency and restrains the Architect from evolving.

233 Likes.

Adage #324: sad bu true

Everybody knows… but the Architect knows better

233 Likes.

Adage #278: Surround

Create works that speaks for itself, then explain them in all languages.

232 Likes.

Adage #192: Lead

You are your best manager.

230 Likes.

Adage #202: Spell

Design is magic, creativity is your mana.

230 Likes.

Adage #325: axiom 01

Every one have the house they deserve.

230 Likes.

Adage #191: Talk

Explain if you think different.

229 Likes.

Adage #350: Instant

Saving time is saving lives.

221 Likes.

Adage #181: Creation

While you live, you define your work, afterwards it defines you.

220 Likes.

Adage #322: hard work

Tip for young Architects: Work Hard Tip for experienced Architects: Work Harder

220 Likes.

Adage #323: architecture for all

If you cannot get your grandmother or a five year-old child to understand the nature of your work, then you probably do not understand it either.

218 Likes.

Adage #367: Motion

Good design mobilizes desire.

218 Likes.

Adage #306: Superficial

Many people think they understand design when they really do not.

217 Likes.

Adage #344: Design

Good design does not need to be explained… it just needs to be felt

216 Likes.

Adage #203: Stop

Seek your inspiration elsewhere!

215 Likes.

Adage #308: Might

Whatever you design, design it with all your mind.

215 Likes.

Adage #345: Origin

Worth of a design comes from itself as well as yourself.

211 Likes.

Adage #337: Function

Art points a problem, design solves it.

209 Likes.

Adage #307: Eternal

Do not try to be a designer if you are not truly in love with design.

208 Likes.

Adage #311: Civility

Politeness and kindness is the best investments for business.

208 Likes.

Adage #341: Distinction

Good design is sustainable, great design is profitable.

208 Likes.

Adage #332: Lead

Designer is a politician in disguise.

204 Likes.

Adage #348: Potent

Some designs are so powerful that they resonate strongly in our minds, they make us shiver.

204 Likes.

Adage #339: Obliged

Designers are responsible for what they bring to the world.

202 Likes.

Adage #333: For Real

Art is every crazy thing you can do legally.

201 Likes.

Adage #310: Link

Cutting of media is cutting of your connection to your species.

199 Likes.

Adage #342: Essence

Designers do design, design companies sell it.

197 Likes.

Adage #347: Truth

There is no such thing as useless design; if it is useless it is not design.

197 Likes.

Adage #330: Innovative

Business design is about creating repeatable processes.

196 Likes.

Adage #435: Contrast

Art is about change, design is about improvement.

196 Likes.

Adage #309: Breakthrough

Design industry is perfectly competitive, but good design is not competitive; good design wins.

195 Likes.

Adage #329: Search

Design is about exploring possibilities and combinations.

195 Likes.

Adage #371: Sense

Good design must be highly attractive because people have only a little time to judge.

195 Likes.

Adage #340: Need

Design products you are ready to buy.

194 Likes.

Adage #343: Reward

Design consultancy in any form should be compensated.

194 Likes.

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