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 #192: Lead

You are your best manager.

675 Likes.

Adage #203: Stop

Seek your inspiration elsewhere!

668 Likes.

Adage #196: Listen

Embrace critics for improvement.

664 Likes.

Adage #341: Distinction

Good design is sustainable, great design is profitable.

664 Likes.

Adage #340: Need

Design products you are ready to buy.

662 Likes.

Adage #360: Clash

To do good design, collaborate with a designer you disagree with.

662 Likes.

Adage #335: This That

Design is every crazy non-crazy thing you are permitted by law.

660 Likes.

Adage #367: Motion

Good design mobilizes desire.

660 Likes.

Adage #438: Impro

Great designers always complain.

660 Likes.

Adage #361: Admit

Teamwork will lead to good design.

657 Likes.

Adage #403: Obvious

Good design is sold as is.

656 Likes.

Adage #338: Top

Design is idea abstraction at the highest level.

654 Likes.

Adage #348: Potent

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

654 Likes.

Adage #383: Start

Design is the business.

654 Likes.

Adage #473: Discipline

Hard work is the result of discipline.

653 Likes.

Adage #406: Reality

Good design is applied aesthetics and logic.

652 Likes.

Adage #411: Stage

The designer must play all the roles.

650 Likes.

Adage #456: Wisdom

Creativity is contagious.

649 Likes.

Adage #343: Reward

Design consultancy in any form should be compensated.

648 Likes.

Adage #347: Truth

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

648 Likes.

Adage #407: Pusher

Good design makes people more eager to purchase.

645 Likes.

Adage #359: Teamwork

When good design is multidisciplinary you want multiple designers.

642 Likes.

Adage #376: Exotic

Designers are the people who inquire the things we do not know about knowing about.

640 Likes.

Adage #378: Unlike

People repeat buy the products they need and impulse buy the products they want.

639 Likes.

Adage #371: Sense

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

638 Likes.

Adage #404: Mend

Good design combines beauty and utility.

638 Likes.

Adage #492: Signature

Design is like a personal signature. Others can think simple or complicated, and good or not.

637 Likes.

Adage #401: Union

The designer is the artist, the scientist, the marketer and the maker.

636 Likes.

Adage #362: Query

Good designers ask the greatest questions.

630 Likes.

Adage #368: Resonance

People do what they think others do.

629 Likes.

Adage #370: Adorn

Designers are not form beautifiers but they make forms beautiful nevertheless.

628 Likes.

Adage #397: Impetus

Good design motivates people.

628 Likes.

Adage #349: Blue

Design is magic realized out of blueprints.

626 Likes.

Adage #369: Conversion

Designers turn desires into economic value.

625 Likes.

Adage #439: Paid

Good consultants never complain.

624 Likes.

Adage #459: Course

Good design moves mankind forward.

624 Likes.

Adage #477: Creation

You need to know what others do, in order to create something different.

621 Likes.

Adage #440: Maxim

Design is optimization.

619 Likes.

Adage #418: Edge

Good design provides competitive advantage.

618 Likes.

Adage #363: Presently

The best time to get design help is right now.

617 Likes.

Adage #408: Mission

Good designers bring satisfaction and better living to the lives of millions of people.

616 Likes.

Adage #413: Outlook

Design is thinking for a purpose.

616 Likes.

Adage #451: Solution

Dreaming is about exploring possibilities.

616 Likes.

Adage #380: Sense

Understanding the problem is the solution.

615 Likes.

Adage #398: Enigma

Design is not mysterious, designers are.

614 Likes.

Adage #432: Beneath

Seek good design because average design is not a solution to your problems, it is another problem.

614 Likes.

Adage #365: Necessary

One must convey hidden design qualities through advertising.

613 Likes.

Adage #460: Latent

The best products are those that do not exist yet.

613 Likes.

Adage #399: Absolute

Design's return on investment is infinite.

612 Likes.

Adage #409: Look

Good products have good packaging.

612 Likes.

Adage #414: Credo

You cannot afford not to hire a designer.

611 Likes.

Adage #444: Guided

Good design is mature, it does not allow you to make childish mistakes.

611 Likes.

Adage #475: Inspiration

If you want to be inspired by something, you should be willing to dream at day.

611 Likes.

Adage #364: Bliss

Good design is full of emotion.

609 Likes.

Adage #410: Lucid

The designer is a practical dreamer.

609 Likes.

Adage #391: Sagacious

Good design focuses on needs of people.

608 Likes.

Adage #377: Untold

Good design business is creating products people need before people knowing they needed.

607 Likes.

Adage #415: Self

Every designer is their own client.

601 Likes.

Adage #393: Smart

Design is about what not to do.

598 Likes.

Adage #462: Seriously

Lookout for the good in competition.

598 Likes.

Adage #452: Lucid

Good design is a happy dream come true.

597 Likes.

Adage #417: Duality

Good design rewards both the user and the producer.

594 Likes.

Adage #434: Progress

Good Change is Evolution, Bad Change is Mutation.

594 Likes.

Adage #443: Core

Business design is about making everybody know what the business is about.

594 Likes.

Adage #458: Design

Competition gives an opportunity, encouragement and incentive to do good, better, best.

593 Likes.

Adage #445: Order

Good design is thinking before doing.

592 Likes.

Adage #465: Advance

Design creates money. Good design creates good money.

592 Likes.

Adage #382: Wit

Design is the product.

591 Likes.

Adage #484: Reality

Good design is heavenly, bad design is hellish.

591 Likes.

Adage #468: Obviously

Making money is as easy as making people happy.

590 Likes.

Adage #420: True

Good design is addictive.

589 Likes.

Adage #379: Actually

What people need is beyond their imagination.

588 Likes.

Adage #461: Honestly

Best designers are action oriented, right away doers and initiators.

588 Likes.

Adage #375: Procedure

Good design is about questioning the questions so the answers are the answers.

587 Likes.

Adage #416: Natural

Good design can be used with little or no conscious thought.

587 Likes.

Adage #374: Attention

Listen, be interested and look; inquire, observe, think, plan, do, evaluate, redo, reevaluate, improve is design.

585 Likes.

Adage #381: Savy

Designer must know everything.

585 Likes.

Adage #392: Acumen

Design progresses through iterations.

585 Likes.

Adage #454: Doctrine

If it is not happy, it is uneconomic.

585 Likes.

Adage #384: Query

Design is about asking and answering the right questions.

584 Likes.

Adage #405: Smooth

Good design is sexy and smart.

583 Likes.

Adage #446: Note

Good design is documenting before forgetting.

583 Likes.

Adage #467: Look

There is money everywhere as long as you can see.

583 Likes.

Adage #463: Only

If you do not have competitors, compete with yourself.

582 Likes.

Adage #455: Ingenuity

Creativity is the measure of creating new and valuable ideas.

580 Likes.

Adage #485: Anticipate

Good design must account for strange, bizarre and weird possible uses of a product.

580 Likes.

Adage #482: Truth

Life becomes meaningless after a few days without designing.

579 Likes.

Adage #494: No Doubt

I imagine, therefore I realise.

579 Likes.

Adage #396: Fire

Don't hire a designer who has never self-designed.

578 Likes.

Adage #441: Cut Short

Good design is a short cut.

578 Likes.

Adage #373: Observe

Design is about asking a question and learning knowing how to find an answer.

577 Likes.

Adage #518: Imaginative

Consuming science fiction is great for producing good design.

576 Likes.

Adage #430: Core

Great design is a good idea, realised perfectly.

575 Likes.

Adage #483: Incognito

The greatest thieves are those who steal ideas.

575 Likes.

Adage #422: Pearl

Good design is a beautiful product born from the agony and pain of a designer.

574 Likes.

Adage #433: Design

Everybody knows, some understands and one creates.

574 Likes.

Adage #372: Seer

Design research is first about design and then about designing.

573 Likes.

Adage #425: Life

Design is older than human race.

572 Likes.

Adage #431: Sedulous

Good design works hard because its parents are hardworking.

572 Likes.

Adage #493: Creation

Good design starts with great research.

572 Likes.

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