Design Quotes for Your Inspiration Board

Designing is for the inspiration of others, but as a student of design, you might need a little inspiration here and there, too. We compiled this great list of quotes for you to hang up on your wall, pin to your Pinterest board or just read and hold on to for those times where you need a little dose of inspiration.

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." -Jack Kerouac

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.” - Frank Zappa

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” - Joe Sparano

Design is thinking made visual.” - Saul Bass

The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” - Edwin H. Land

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” - Leonardo da Vinci

Comic Sans walks into a bar and the barman says, ‘“We don’t serve your type here.”" - Wickedpaedia

I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” - Ralph Lauren

The details are not the details. They make the design.” - Charles Eames

The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” - Jessica Hische

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” - Aristotle


Have these design quotes and words inspired you to push the limits of your own creativity? If design is a passion of yours, why not explore the career options in creative design, web design or digital design? Learn how to break your way into this exciting field by earning your degree from the Rasmussen College School of Technology and Design.

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Kendall is an Online Community Specialist at Collegis Education who oversees online communities on behalf of Rasmussen College. She has a passion for social media and enjoys motivating and encouraging former, current and future learners.

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