15 of the Best Graphic Design Quotes and Inspirational Sayings

As a graphic designer you might get discouraged, frustrate or just stuck on learning new techniques are trying to come up with the next best thing for a project. Don’t worry everyone goes through it. It doesn't matter if you are designing for a magazine, website or even just doing banner ads for an e-commerce store.

For those who are stuck and need a bit of motivation to help you get through the week, we have compiled 15 of the best graphic design quotes and inspirational sayings.

Piablo Picasso

"Good artists copy great artists steal" – Piablo Picasso

Edgar Degas

"Art is not what you see but what you make other see" – Edgar Degas

Believe In

"Believe in You(rself)!"

Inspiration

"Creativity bleeds from the pen of inspiration."

Erik Adigaro

"Design is everything we make but it’s also between those things it’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda and philosophy." – Erik Adigaro

Ego and Talent

"Too much ego will kill your talent."

Piablo Picasso

"Every child is an artist the problem is staying an artist when you grow up." – Piablo Picasso

Thomas Edison

"Genius is inspiration 1%, 99% perspiration." – Thomas Edison

Good Business

"Good design is good business"

Frank Chimero

"Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs." – Frank Chimero

Massimo Vignelli

"The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness" – Massimo Vignelli

Karl Lagerfeld

"Logos and branding are so important in a big part of the world people cannot read French or English but are great in remembering signs." – Karl Lagerfeld

April Greimen

"Design must seduce, shape, and more importantly, evoke an emotional response." – April Greiman

Leonardo da Vinci

"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication." – Leonardo da Vinci

Imitate Nothing

"Those who do not want to imitate anything produce nothing."

Hopefully some of these design quotes can get you motivated to take on the world and create something you didn’t think you could do before. As long as you stick with it something great will come out of it.

Which one was your favorite quote?

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I love the Picasso one about stealing, so true in many ways.

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