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15 Inspirational Design Quotes to motivate you in 2022

In this article, I’ve compiled some of my favourite Design Quotes that will hopefully inspire you in 2022.

Marc Andrew
Jan 6, 2022
2 min read
Photo by Jon Tyson / Unsplash

As a Designer, I’m always looking around for different sources of inspiration.

As you know, inspiration can come in many shapes and forms, one of them being the ever-dependable ‘quote’.

In this article, I’ve compiled some of my favourites (with an Easter egg from me) that you can quickly reference and that will hopefully inspire you and your creativity going into 2022.


Want your users to fall in love with your designs? Fall in love with your users.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.
Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.
The function of design is letting design function.
Design is intelligence made visible.
The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the process to ’tidy up’ the mess, as opposed to understanding it’s a ‘day one’ issue and part of everything.
Technology over technique produces emotionless design.
Love blinds us. Don’t love anything; an idea, a tool, a technique, a client, or a colleague too much.
It’s a new year, it’s a new day, it’s a new design project for me, and I’m feeling good.
There is only one type of designer. The type that cares about Type.
Socrate said “Know thyself.” I say, “Know thy users.” And guess what? They don’t think like you do.
The client may be king, but he’s not the art director.
There is no such thing as a boring project. There are only boring executions.
Design is not a thing you do. It’s a way of life.
People ignore designs that ignore people.

Hopefully, some of the quotes here can inspire you and help ignite that creative spark in 2022 and beyond.

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Thanks for reading the article,
Marc.