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My 16 Favourite quotes about design and creativity

1. “Live in the leading—the spaces in between the rules.”

–Stefan Mumaw

2. “Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

-Neville Brody

3. “Creativity is nothing but a mindset free.”

–Torrie T. Asai

4. “Get rid of everything that is not essential to making a point.”

–Christoph Niemann

5. “Make it simple, but significant.”

–Don Draper

6. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

–Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Whitespace is like air: it is necessary for the design to breathe.”

–Wojciech Zieliński

8. “People ignore designs that ignore people”

–Frank Chimero

9. “You don’t have to be ‘a creative’ to be creative.”

–Drory Ben-Menachem

10. “Design is thinking made visual.”

–Saul Bass

11. “Good design is honest.”

–Dieter Rams

12. “To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.”

–Paul Rand

13. “How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things, but how well we are understood.”

–Andrew Grove

14. “Where do new ideas come from? The answer is simple: differences. Creativity comes from unlikely juxtapositions.”

–Nicholas Negroponte

15. “Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.”

–Paul Arden

16 “The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, empathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible.’

–Hillman Curtis


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