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 #338: Top

Design is idea abstraction at the highest level.

377 Likes.

Adage #341: Distinction

Good design is sustainable, great design is profitable.

377 Likes.

Adage #340: Need

Design products you are ready to buy.

376 Likes.

Adage #331: Likewise

Professional clients hire professional designers.

373 Likes.

Adage #310: Link

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

371 Likes.

Adage #343: Reward

Design consultancy in any form should be compensated.

371 Likes.

Adage #368: Resonance

People do what they think others do.

370 Likes.

Adage #365: Necessary

One must convey hidden design qualities through advertising.

369 Likes.

Adage #436: Endure

Every designer aims for a good design but not all persevere to make it.

369 Likes.

Adage #362: Query

Good designers ask the greatest questions.

367 Likes.

Adage #359: Teamwork

When good design is multidisciplinary you want multiple designers.

363 Likes.

Adage #397: Impetus

Good design motivates people.

363 Likes.

Adage #361: Admit

Teamwork will lead to good design.

361 Likes.

Adage #435: Contrast

Art is about change, design is about improvement.

360 Likes.

Adage #456: Wisdom

Creativity is contagious.

359 Likes.

Adage #335: This That

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

358 Likes.

Adage #399: Absolute

Design's return on investment is infinite.

358 Likes.

Adage #363: Presently

The best time to get design help is right now.

356 Likes.

Adage #406: Reality

Good design is applied aesthetics and logic.

354 Likes.

Adage #481: Poem

A good design is a poetic design. A designer has to versify lines and shapes.

354 Likes.

Adage #403: Obvious

Good design is sold as is.

353 Likes.

Adage #383: Start

Design is the business.

352 Likes.

Adage #408: Mission

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

352 Likes.

Adage #432: Beneath

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

352 Likes.

Adage #411: Stage

The designer must play all the roles.

349 Likes.

Adage #378: Unlike

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

348 Likes.

Adage #401: Union

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

348 Likes.

Adage #370: Adorn

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

347 Likes.

Adage #413: Outlook

Design is thinking for a purpose.

346 Likes.

Adage #369: Conversion

Designers turn desires into economic value.

345 Likes.

Adage #349: Blue

Design is magic realized out of blueprints.

344 Likes.

Adage #471: Luxury

Materialism begins where satisfaction ends.

344 Likes.

Adage #376: Exotic

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

343 Likes.

Adage #393: Smart

Design is about what not to do.

343 Likes.

Adage #398: Enigma

Design is not mysterious, designers are.

343 Likes.

Adage #364: Bliss

Good design is full of emotion.

341 Likes.

Adage #360: Clash

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

340 Likes.

Adage #380: Sense

Understanding the problem is the solution.

340 Likes.

Adage #473: Discipline

Hard work is the result of discipline.

340 Likes.

Adage #414: Credo

You cannot afford not to hire a designer.

339 Likes.

Adage #373: Observe

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

338 Likes.

Adage #404: Mend

Good design combines beauty and utility.

338 Likes.

Adage #392: Acumen

Design progresses through iterations.

337 Likes.

Adage #459: Course

Good design moves mankind forward.

337 Likes.

Adage #420: True

Good design is addictive.

336 Likes.

Adage #409: Look

Good products have good packaging.

333 Likes.

Adage #415: Self

Every designer is their own client.

332 Likes.

Adage #418: Edge

Good design provides competitive advantage.

332 Likes.

Adage #425: Life

Design is older than human race.

332 Likes.

Adage #434: Progress

Good Change is Evolution, Bad Change is Mutation.

331 Likes.

Adage #477: Creation

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

331 Likes.

Adage #377: Untold

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

330 Likes.

Adage #372: Seer

Design research is first about design and then about designing.

329 Likes.

Adage #375: Procedure

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

328 Likes.

Adage #391: Sagacious

Good design focuses on needs of people.

328 Likes.

Adage #407: Pusher

Good design makes people more eager to purchase.

328 Likes.

Adage #475: Inspiration

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

328 Likes.

Adage #382: Wit

Design is the product.

327 Likes.

Adage #396: Fire

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

327 Likes.

Adage #422: Pearl

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

325 Likes.

Adage #438: Impro

Great designers always complain.

325 Likes.

Adage #374: Attention

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

324 Likes.

Adage #419: Addictive

Good design compels frequent usage through increased perceived utility.

324 Likes.

Adage #384: Query

Design is about asking and answering the right questions.

323 Likes.

Adage #410: Lucid

The designer is a practical dreamer.

323 Likes.

Adage #379: Actually

What people need is beyond their imagination.

321 Likes.

Adage #460: Latent

The best products are those that do not exist yet.

321 Likes.

Adage #388: Algorithm

Design is the creation of a mind program.

319 Likes.

Adage #405: Smooth

Good design is sexy and smart.

319 Likes.

Adage #430: Core

Great design is a good idea, realised perfectly.

319 Likes.

Adage #450: Smile

Design is for making people happy.

319 Likes.

Adage #386: Reveal

Famous designers promote their work.

317 Likes.

Adage #458: Design

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

317 Likes.

Adage #385: Boundless

Good design never ends.

315 Likes.

Adage #389: Excite

Good design is always awaken.

314 Likes.

Adage #390: Image

Visual design is a business strategy towards perception alteration.

314 Likes.

Adage #381: Savy

Designer must know everything.

313 Likes.

Adage #394: Felicitous

Creativity is the skill of trying the right thing.

313 Likes.

Adage #439: Paid

Good consultants never complain.

313 Likes.

Adage #444: Guided

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

312 Likes.

Adage #433: Design

Everybody knows, some understands and one creates.

311 Likes.

Adage #417: Duality

Good design rewards both the user and the producer.

310 Likes.

Adage #421: Ease

Good design is a relief.

309 Likes.

Adage #427: Meek

Great design has no ego.

309 Likes.

Adage #440: Maxim

Design is optimization.

308 Likes.

Adage #416: Natural

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

307 Likes.

Adage #454: Doctrine

If it is not happy, it is uneconomic.

307 Likes.

Adage #395: Embody

Creativity is about embracing trial and error.

306 Likes.

Adage #423: Undeniable

Good design is autonomous.

306 Likes.

Adage #451: Solution

Dreaming is about exploring possibilities.

305 Likes.

Adage #429: Framework

Designing how to design is meta-design. Designing meta-design is advanced design.

304 Likes.

Adage #462: Seriously

Lookout for the good in competition.

304 Likes.

Adage #428: Fable

Good design makes lives better, easier, happier, and fulfilled.

303 Likes.

Adage #431: Sedulous

Good design works hard because its parents are hardworking.

303 Likes.

Adage #387: Perennial

Design seeks continuous improvement.

302 Likes.

Adage #445: Order

Good design is thinking before doing.

301 Likes.

Adage #455: Ingenuity

Creativity is the measure of creating new and valuable ideas.

301 Likes.

Adage #461: Honestly

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

301 Likes.

Adage #492: Signature

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

301 Likes.

Adage #449: Neuro

The greatest workout for your mind is design thinking.

297 Likes.

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