I find that occasionally I’ll be deeply inspired by a quote that will help me design better websites. Taking a look at these inspirational quotes I can see how they might help someone get some perspective on graphic design, web design, and stay inspired for another day. I hope you enjoy!
“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” -Lindon Leader
“Make it simple, but significant ” – Don Draper in Mad Men
“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano
“Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.” – Colin Wright
“Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.” – Paul Cookson
“A website without SEO is like a car with no gas” – Paul Cookson
“If you want a great site, you’ve got to test. After you’ve worked on a site for even a few weeks, you can’t see it freshly anymore. You know too much. The only way to find out if it really works is to test it.” – Steve Krug, Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
“People ignore design that ignores people.” – Matt Edson
“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” –Jeffrey Zeldman
“Never fall in love with an idea. They’re whores. If the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always, always, always another.” – Chip Kidd
“Great web design without functionality is like a sports car with no engine.”
– Paul Cookson
“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol
Tim Brown is a web designer and digital marketer for SEO Services, and is focused on increasing traffic and conversion for his agency and clients. His current side-projects include Nootropics Compared and Explore MPLS.
Tim Brown is a Minneapolis web designer focused on conversion rate optimization, persuasion through web design, and making beautiful and effective design, as well as creating resources for the web design and digital marketing community.