My Favorite Web Design Quotes

My Favorite Web Design Quotes

Before you jump in, it’s not web design quotes as in how much for that website. Though I am working on sharing a way to figure that out for a price model.

But no, it’s a list of my favorite quotes about web design.


“Good design is like a refrigerator—when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.”

–Irene Au

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

-Neville Brody

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

–Steve Jobs

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

–Paula Scher

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”

– Milton Glaser

One of the most favorite, and for those that wonder why their designers can be temperamental. This quote is mostly about design in general.

“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.”

– Massimo Vignelli

Designers spend their lives creating things for people that draw positive attention. It’s their passion and a way to help their customers. Design is often looked at as a commodity. But it’s a craft as much as any other.

Design is a misunderstood process that is undervalued and difficult. Design is problem solving and is result driven.

If design is valued on price, then the design will never work as expected. But if design is valued on quality of work, the results will show.

Most people might know what is aesthetically pleasing. However that does not mean they can create it. Designers bring that imagination to life.

What are some design quotes and stories you have?

I've built brands and created online experiences since I started my own company in 2008 called Capstone Creations. Today I help business owners develop strategies that are geared for growth and conversion optimization using WordPress website development and design. I love digital strategy. If it's in advertising, I love participating building teams and guiding companies to discovering new avenues of revenue.

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