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Inspirational Quotes for Designers

Simple yet powerful words.

inspirational quotes for designers
Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to brighten up our day. It’s amazing how a few simple words paired together can create a powerful message to inspire, evoke empowerment, and passion. Here are some inspirational quotes that put a smile on my face. I hope you smile too! 🙂

1. Be Bold or Italic. Never Regular.

Great play on words, or shall we say, font face.

Be Bold or Italic. Never Regular.

 2. A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Great inspirational words from the sea – in a cute nautical theme.

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

3. All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.

Words of wisdom from the great animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, film producer, director and screenwriter Walt Disney.

 All our dreams can come true... if we have the courage to pursue them - Walt Disney.

4. Success – What it really looks like!

This cute illustration demonstrates what real success looks like, with an squiggly line representing all the ups and downs and turnarounds.

Success what it really looks like quote

5. It’s not about brand, it’s about style.

Branding is a lifestyle.

It's not about brand, it's about style quote

6. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

The illustration for this quote is delightfully perky and really makes you feel like forgetting your worries and go dancing in the rain!

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

7. Designers are meant to be loved. Not to be Understood.

This quote is by Margaret Oscar, a tone-of-voice consultant who helps express personality though written communication.

Designers are meant to be loved. Not to be Understand - Margaret Oscar

8. To live a creative life we must loose our fear of being wrong.

This quote is by Joseph Chilton Pearce, an American author of a number of books on child development.

To live a creative life we must loose our fear of being wrong - Joseph Chilton Pearce

 9. Be so good they can’t ignore you.

This quote is by Stephen Glenn or better known as  “Steve Martin”, an American actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, musician and composer.

Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin quote.

10. You can’t always get what you want but if you get sometimes you might find you get what you need.

The quote is from the great Rolling Stones song, You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

You can't always get what you want but if you get sometimes you might find you get what you need. Rolling Stones song.

11. A good deed brightens a dark world.

Inspiration for pro-bono work and volunteering for great causes that empower you (and the industry).

A good deed brightens a dark world

12. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.

This quote is by Fraser Krane the fictional character from the American television sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, portrayed by Kelsey Grammer for 20 years.

In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. Fraser Krane

 13. This Moment is An Opportunity

A graphic designers thumbnail sketch during a client meeting.

This Moment is An Opportunity

14. Take at Least One. A Chance.

We dare you to print this poster off and hang it in your office – inspire others to take a chance.

Take at least one. A chance.

15. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

This quote is from the famous Dr. Seuss, the American writer, poet, and cartoonist.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss.

16. Every Artist was First an Amateur.

Inspiration for designers to never forget to nurture the industry. We were all amateurs once. The industry is a reflection of our own intentions, work, passion and drive.

Every Artist was first an amateur.

 16. Creative and healthy living quote.

Some daily words of wisdom for graphic designers to proactively take in their professional and personal life.

Creative and healthy living quote

17. Make it Happen.

Or just be the change you want to see in the design world. Be creative. Make it happen!

Make it Happen quote

18. If it’s meant to be. It will be.

Designers need to remember to take creative risks – that’s the design that stimulates creativity. Trust in your creative curiosity. Trust uncertainty. If it’s meant to be, it will be.

If it's meant to be it will be.

19. Wake up and be Awesome!

We think you’re awesome. So wake up tomorrow and start thinking it too. 🙂

wake up and be awesome

Did you Smile? Leave us a comment if you did. Or tell us about an inspirational quote that you like!

 

 

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