Creativity and Design: 10 Quotes to Inspire

Creativity and design are essential aspects of any successful business. Here are 10 quotes to inspire you to be creative and design-focused in your work.

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Introduction

In order to be creative, you have to know how to prepare your mind and where to look for inspiration. In this article, we will explore 10 quotes that relate to creativity and design to hopefully inspire you in your own endeavors.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

“The best design is often where you least expect it.” -Jonathan Ive

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Finding the right solution means searching for the simplest one that will work.” -Ros Mosquito

“Designers tend to procrastinate because they are never quite sure when a design is finished. They know the first version is never perfect so they keep improving on an idea until they’re satisfied, which usually means it’s too late.” – George Sturdy

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” – David Ogilvy

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” – John Ruskin

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

1. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
2. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
3. “Design is all about drawing inspiration from the world around us and translating it into innovative products, services, and experiences that make people’s lives better.” – Tim Brown
4. “Creativity is just connecting things. 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. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” – Steve Jobs
5. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
6. “The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.” – Pablo Picasso
7. “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
8. “There are no rules here--we’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison
9. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso
10. “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“Creativity is just connecting things. 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. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” – Steve Jobs

“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” – Steve Jobs

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

“Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” – Steve Jobs

“Good design is good business.” – Thomas Watson, Jr.

1. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
2. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
3. “Creativity is Intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
4. “Design is all about problem solving.” – Chris Pine
5. “What works is better than what looks good.” – Raymond Loewy
6. “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
7. “I am inspired by people who are creative in their own fields and who challenge the status quo.” – Richard Branson
8. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
9. “Designers are motivated by real human needs, they are problem-solvers first and foremost, using creativity to find practical solutions that work for people.” – Tim Brown
10. “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

“Design is the method of putting form and content together so that they affect the user positively.” – Edward Tufte

“Design is the method of putting form and content together so that they affect the user positively.” – Edward Tufte

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

“Good design starts with good intentions.” – Michael Bierut

“Design is thinking made visual.” – Saul Bass

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” – Charles Eames

“Designing is arranging things so as to accomplish a specific purpose. It involves problem solving creating order out of chaos. And communicating something to another person so that they can understand it too. ” – Lora Aroyo

“Design is thinking made visual.” – Saul Bass

Here are 10 quotes to inspire you in your creative pursuits:

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney

“Design is all about problem solving.” – Paul Rand

“The role of the designer is that of a good host anticipating the needs of his guests.” – Charles Eames

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

“The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.” – Napoleon Hill

” visualizza “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” – Alan Kay

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

1. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
2. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
3. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
4. “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” – Ernest Hemingway
5. “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
6. “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan
7. “The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” – Albert Einstein
8. “Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people.” – Thomas J Watson Jr
9. “The role of the designer is that of a good host anticipating the needs of his guests.” – Charles Eames
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“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames

In design, the details are everything. The placement of a line, the choice of a color, the texture of a surface — all of these elements come together to create the finished product. And while each detail may seem small, they can have a big impact on the overall design.

Charles Eames, one of the most influential designers of the 20th century, understood the importance of details. He once said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.”

Eames was referring to the idea that it’s often the small things that make a design great. And he’s not the only one who believes this. Here are 10 more quotes about the power of details in design:

“God is in the details.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Maeda
“The devil is in the details.” – Unknown
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
“Design connects people.” – Hugh Hardy
“Designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly express ideas through visual composition. Designers instill order into untidy situations, process confusing messages and bring new life to existing products.” – Paul Rand
“Creativity is just connecting things. 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. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” – Steve Jobs

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

This quote from Bill Gates highlights the importance of empowering others in order to be a successful leader. Leaders who empower their team members and allow them to be creative and design solutions to problems will be the most successful in the next century.

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