“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”
"without exception, the more I deal with the work as something that is my own, as something that is personal, the more successful it is.”
Design is a solution to a problem. Art is a question to a problem.
You have to be interested in culture to design for it.
The great thing about personal work is that it can shape your commercial work. Clients see what you create for yourself and that can be the starting point for a new project, which closes the cap between the work you love making and the work you get paid for.
I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.
To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought that’s worth remembering.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative.
Inspiration is hogwash. My work comes directly out of my loves and hates. Muses don’t whisper in my ear, and ideas don’t flow over my body like a cool rain.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."
"A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist."
"Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations."
"Being a famous designer is like being a famous dentist."