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6 Graphic Design Quotes to Inspire Your Next Project

6 Graphic Design Quotes to Inspire Your Next Project

Looking for inspiration for your next project? Check out these 6 graphic design quotes that will ignite your creative passion!

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It happens to all of us – you sit down prepared to crank out that perfect next project. But then, you realize you don’t know where to start.

Graphic design is just like any creative field. It can be grueling trying to find the motivation for yet another project. Yet, if you ask any of the greats, they’ll say you just have to keep going. In fact, they have a lot of graphic design quotes.

And sometimes, all you need is someone to say just the right thing for your inspiration to spark.

Keep reading below – one of these quotes may give you the inspiration you need!

Paula Scher – You should make mistakes

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”

Paula Scher is one of the most influential graphic designers in the world today. Her work speaks for itself.

So if she says that you shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes, it may be good to listen to her. She probably knows what she’s talking about.

Saul Bass – Make Your Own Graphic Design Quotes

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That’s my intent.”

Saul Bass worked with filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick to make some of the most memorable title sequences today. The thing that made them stand out was that they were uniquely his.

Don’t be afraid to make your project an extension of yourself, even if nobody cares! Make it yours, because one day you may end up in a list like this!

Lindon Leader – Simplicity is Beautiful

“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.”

It’s important that your audience know what they’re looking at. The simpler a design, the better it will spread across cultures and people.

Less can be more, keep that in mind for your next project.

Alina Wheeler – Make Sure to Actually Say Something

“Design is intelligence made visible.”

The purpose of any design project is to communicate something. If you work only on its visual appeal, or you begin without anything to say, you may not be proud of your creation.

Designs should convey some meaning, like a story or a deeper message than the actual text.

You’re smart and creative. Express that. You always have something to say.

Wim Crouwel – Technology has its Place

“You can’t do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.”

The industry is always changing. You need to change with it and adapt to new technologies. Whether it’s a simple Photoshop update or whole new hardware, know that new technology is there to help you. Not hurt you.

Henrik Fiskar – What You’re Doing has Value

“If design isn’t profitable, then it’s art.”

Just because you may not sell something immediately doesn’t mean it isn’t worth anything. Since you created something with the intent to express something means your design is more than a bunch of nonsensical lines.

It’s art, through and through. Whether it makes money or not.

Always Keep Designing

If you made it through this handy list of graphic design quotes and still haven’t found inspiration, don’t give up hope! All you need to do is put pen to paper (or pen to tablet) and start. If you make something bad, you will still have made something.

And when you do find that perfect design, be sure to start using it. Brag about it, and the best way to do that is to show it off on professional business cards. Contact us, and we can help with that.