November 20, 2013

Why Design Matters: 33 Educational Design Quotes for Clients

Why Design Matters: 33 Educational Design Quotes for ClientsA better educated design client will value your creative services higher. Educate your clients about what design is, what goes into it, and why design matters!

These tidbits of wisdom will – quote by quote – reinforce important ideas about design

And by using quotes, in a subtle way, you boost your own credibility. Quotes from famous graphic designers, illustrators, web designers, or other creative people offer a second voice echoing your claims.

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"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Steve Jobsgeneral designTweet this!
"Design is the intermediary between information and understanding."Richard Grefégeneral designTweet this!
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."Hans Hofmanngeneral designTweet this!
"Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance."Jon Franklingeneral designTweet this!
"Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read."Leo BurnettadvertisingTweet this!
"A logo derives meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around."Paul Randlogo designTweet this!
"Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended."Raymond Loewygeneral designTweet this!
"A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable and unique."Primo Angelilogo designTweet this!
"The most important part of design is finding all the issues to be resolved. The rest are details."Soumeet Lanka general designTweet this!
"Every great design begins with an even better story."Lorinda Mamogeneral designTweet this!
"What people want is the extra, the emotional bonus they get when they buy something they love."Seth GodinmarketingTweet this!
"Practice safe design: Use a concept. "Petrula Vrontikisgeneral designTweet this!
"The strongest logos tell simple stories."Sol Senderlogo designTweet this!
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."Albert Einsteingeneral designTweet this!
"Typography exists to honor content."Robert Bringhurst typographyTweet this!
"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it."Bill Bernbach creativityTweet this!
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."Rachel Zoefashion designTweet this!
"Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make."Bill BernbachadvertisingTweet this!
"You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt… or in front of a piece of graphic design."Stefan Sagmeistergeneral designTweet this!
"I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things."Lindon Leadergeneral designTweet this!
"Designing a product is designing a relationship."Steve Rogersproduct designTweet this!
"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better."John UpdikecreativityTweet this!
"No design works unless it embodies ideas that are held common by the people for whom the object is intended."Adrian Fortygeneral designTweet this!
"Only when the design fails does it draw attention to itself; when it succeeds, it’s invisible."John D. Berrygeneral designTweet this!
"If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative."David OgilvycreativityTweet this!
"Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together."Vincent Van Goghgeneral designTweet this!
"Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations."Paul Randlogo designTweet this!
"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."Joe Soprano general designTweet this!
"Bad design is like wearing a rumpled suit. It doesn't mean you're a bad person, but it may give people the wrong impression."Unknowngeneral designTweet this!
"When you make something no one hates, no one loves it"Tibor Kalmangeneral designTweet this!
"Design is thinking made visual."Saul Bassgeneral designTweet this!
"Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."Charles Eamesgeneral designTweet this!
"Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking."Ellen Luptongeneral designTweet this!

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