Some inspirational quotes by the greatest:
Wondering is the seed of genius.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
Great design is eliminating all unnecessary details.
Minh D. Tran
Follow your values rather than success.
Good art inspires; Good design motivates.
Having guts always works out for me.
You’re authentic when you’re honest.
Complaining is silly.
Either act or forget.
Your hobby comes first. Take it to work with you.
Great work is work that goes beyond it’s functional intention and move us in deep and mysterious ways.
Design is creativity with strategy.
Only work with people you’d invite to your home for a meal.
To envision what will be, you must remove yourself from the constant concern for what already is.
A designer, like an archaeologist or geologist; researches, uncovers and adds context to precious, overlooked treasures by digging deep beneath the surface.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.
Don’t let your design resist your readers. Don’t let it stand in the way of what they want to do: read.
Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
When you’re passionate about what you do, you become an evangelist for the very thing you do.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoin de Seint Exupery
Do work you love and are passionate about, look outside of the world of graphic design for inspiration.
Drawing is thinking.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Good designers are praised for their technique, great designers for their impact.
Design is like a mom, nobody notices when she’s around, but everybody misses her when she’s not.
We must hold enormous faith in ourselves.
Giorgio de Chirico
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Work cures everything
Imagination is more important than knowledge., knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
The idea is more important than the object.
The important thing is somehow to begin.
Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.
It’s when you’ve found out how to do certain things, that it’s time to stop doing them, because what’s missing is that you’re not including the risk.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only what the world is but also the world as it will be.
It’s the long history of humankind.. those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only do what you’re passionate about.
Be a magnet for money, don’t let money to be a magnet for you.
Play with the structures that surround you.
If you can’t find a way, make one.
Create chance, because chance creates.
Make failure a stepping stone to success.
Control and predictability are the enemy of creativity.
Take the structure of whatever you are working with, dismantle it and rearrange it. Jumbled up, it is likely to be more interesting.
Ask questions to yourself constantly. You can learn more by looking for an answer than finding it.
Don’t hurry time.
Use the wrong tools.
Brevity is the sister of talent.
Be here, now.
Do what’s important, not what’s urgent.
It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds.
In the design process, my gut instinct is my best critic. I just wish I would always listen to it!
Find the simple story in the product, and present it in an articulate and intelligent, persuasive way.
Think 8 hours, work 2 hours.
Creativity isn’t worth a thing if it isn’t served with an equal amount of reliability.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
I try to take my camera everywhere with me so that I’ll be ready when unicorns crapping rainbows come flying in from the heavens.