"I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things."

Lindon Leader

If you’re looking for creative graphic design inspiration, then look no further, we have brought you the work and philosophies of over a dozen famous designers. They are amazingly talented, wise and iconic for a reason!

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

Milton GlasserKnown for I ♥ NY & Psychedelic Dylan

The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.

Paul RandKnown for ABC, IBM & Enron

You can have an art experience in front of a Rembrandt… or in front of a piece of graphic design.

Stefan SagmeisterKnown for Typographical Art

Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.

David CarsonKnown for Distorted Typefaces

I’ve never had a problem with a dumb client. There is no such thing as a bad client. Part of our job is to do good work and get the client to accept it

Bob GillKnown For Witty/Edgy Illustration

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

Paula ScherKnown for Typographical Pop-esk Styling

If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients. If you do bad work for bad clients, it will lead to other bad work for other bad clients.

Michael BierutKnown For Black & White Masterpieces

Reading words puts them in your mind. You never forget. Even when you don't get a chance to dwell on the music, you can hear it in your head.

Carolyn DavidsonKnown for the Nike "Swoosh" Logo

If you can design one thing, you can design everything.

Massimo VignelliKnown For 1972 NYC Subway Map

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