There’s a point when you’re done simplifying. Otherwise, things get really complicated.

- Frank Chimero

Great design is eliminating all unnecessary details.

- Minh D. Tran

Good art inspires; Good design motivates.

- Otl Aicher

Creativity is not design.
Creativity has nothing to do with design.
Creativity is bound by no laws, rules, or strictures …
which is perhaps why it’s so intoxicating […].

Design, on the other hand, is based entirely on math, psychology, human perception, and a host of rigid rules and laws […]

- Andy Rutledge (Creativity is Not Design)

Design is a formal response to a strategic question

- Mariona Lopez

A goal is a dream with a deadline

- Napolean Hill

Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. you've to be in the right mood.

Hobbes: What mood is that?

Calvin: Last Minute Panic.

- Calvin and Hobbes Comics

The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources

- Albert Einstein

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation

- George Bernard Shaw

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration. Good design is problem solving.

- Jeffery Veen

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.

- Aristotle


A modern paradox is that it’s simpler to create complex interfaces because it’s so complex to simplify them

- Pär Almqvist

If you think every pixel, every icon, every typeface matters, then you also need to believe every letter matters.

- Getting Real

The more users’ expectations prove right, the more they will feel in control of the system and the more they will like it.

- Jakob Nielson

Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.

- Erik Adigard