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Design Quotations

In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.

Donald Norman

The aim of being a good designer is to have an influence. If you design furniture or lifestyle, you should influence the way people evolve globally. It's good to have an influence.

Olivier Theyskens

Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture - and forget that merchandise must be sold.

James Randolph Adams

Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You're in one minute, out the next.

Tyra Banks

Design is people.

Jane Jacobs

All conventional wisdom has an element of truth to it, but good design requires more than an element of truth - it requires an ensemble of correct assumptions and valid calculations.

Henry Petroski

Accessible design is good design.

Steve Ballmer

Good design is good business.

Ian Schrager

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.

Manolo Blahnik

Design is an unknown.

Geoffrey Beene