Design Thinking – Insightful Quotes from Women in the Design Industry about Design

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Design Thinking – Insightful Quotes from Women in the Design Industry about Design

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“Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.” –Valerie Pettis

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“A well-designed text will seem weightless after a time; the initial feel of the book fades away as the mind becomes engrossed in the words.” – Many Brown

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“I’m convinced that without bad design, the world would be a far less stimulating place; we would have nothing to marvel over and nothing to be nostalgic about.” –Carrie Phillips

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“You have to go outside your comfort zone. Andy Warhol said ‘say yes to everything’.” –Cynthia Rowley

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“Many desperate acts of design (including gradients, drop shadows, and the gratuitous use of transparency) are perpetuated in the absence of a strong concept. A good idea provides a framework for design decisions, guiding the work.” – Noreen Morioka

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“Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art.” –Wynetka Ann Reynolds

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“Have a plan, but be willing to deviate from it if awesome opportunities arise. While it’s important to think about your future and what you want to be doing in 5 years, don’t let that plan be so concrete that you ignore opportunities around you.” –Cynthia Rowley

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“Design is intelligence made visible.” – Alina Wheeler

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Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.” – Ellen Lupton

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“Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.” –Leisa Reichelt

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“For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.” – Robynne Raye

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“Design is one of the few disciplines that is a science as well as an art. Effective, meaningful design requires intellectual, rational rigor along with the ability to elicit emotions and beliefs.” – Debbie Millman

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“Waste is a design flaw.” – Kate Krebs

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