44+ Best Graphic Design Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational graphic design quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Graphic Design Quotes

I studied digital arts and graphic design, and then, at the same time I was studying, I was still doing auditions. — Nicole Maines

I’m an artist, so I love the graphic design of Instagram. — Pierce Brosnan

I wear a lot of different hats – from writer to producer and artist. We all do 5 or 6 jobs, everything from creating our own graphic design to actually recording and the whole bit. — William Bell

I have been constantly working on the interiors of my homes in Delhi, Goa, Dubai, Mumbai, and the Red Chillies Building. I had been designing homes, too. Having a background in art, graphic design, and charcoal helped me in my work immensely. — Gauri Khan

I’ve always taken apart calculators and anything I can get my hands on when I was younger. When I was around 12 – like, 6th grade – my parents always had around Mac computers because my mom is a teacher. So I’d always be playing around with all the crazy applications and making banners and printing things out and always into graphic design. — iJustine

That’s something I learned in art school. I studied graphic design in Germany, and my professor emphasized the responsibility that designers and illustrators have towards the people they create things for. — Eric Carle

When I studied graphic design, I learned a valuable lesson: There’s no perfect answer to the puzzle, and creativity is a renewable resource. — Biz Stone

I decided to go to school for advertising and graphic design. That was what I was gonna do but acting is that thing, it’s like a splinter in your mind and you can’t get rid of it. So I decided to move to L.A. a few years ago and it just snowballed into this thing called ‘The Hunger Games.’ — Dayo Okeniyi

I didn’t think that personal style had much value in graphic design. — Stefan Sagmeister

Many people think that being a graphic designer means going to an expensive art school and buying expensive software that will cost you thousands of dollars. This is so far from the truth. There are hundreds of online education centers that offer top-notch graphic design training. — Fabrizio Moreira

I originally studied graphic design and video production. I had wanted to be a programmer – I loved development and coding – but it turned out that I really enjoyed doing the frontend more than backend development. — iJustine

I have been fully involved in designing my stage shows; it’s important to me to do something really unique and almost off-the-wall to bring the music and the visuals together. I love design and actually went to school for a bit for graphic design, so it isn’t so much ‘pressure’ for me; it’s a way to be creative, and I really enjoy it. — Afrojack

I went to community college for graphic design, and I loved it, but I wasn’t into the school thing, so that didn’t work out. — Karrueche Tran

Graphic design, which evokes the symmetria of Vituvius, the dynamic symmetry of Hambidge, the asymmetry of Mondrian; which is a good gestalt, generated by intuition or by computer, by invention or by a system of coordinates, is not good design if it does not communicate. — Paul Rand

My undergrad degree was in graphic design, and I don’t work in that anymore, but I obviously do a lot of design and editing and Photoshopping, and the Adobe Creative Cloud is essential! — Franchesca Ramsey

I love graphic design. I love working with design, and I love storytelling, so I’ve been working on a children’s book for a while, and I’d like to see that through. — Colleen Haskell

I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design, and all in all, I can look back on my collegiate experience and say that I really did enjoy myself. — Karen Bardsley

When I was very, very young, seven years old, I heard there was school where you could go to learn to draw. That was my absolute driven passion, to become an artist or a painter. So the romantic realist in me, I studied to be a graphic design artist and an art teacher. — David Coverdale

I studied computer science and graphic design, yeah, so music was self-taught and a backburner thing, an obsessive hobby. — Tycho

I was always interested in art at school, and after year twelve, senior year, I spent three years studying graphic design at college. I worked in advertising for two years but didn’t like it much, then began doing a bit of illustration work for various publishers. — Graeme Base

It’s important to show that creativity is in many different sectors, not just in graphic design or filmmaking. — Ginevra Elkann

My overall artistic goal is to marry graphic design with comic books and traditional storytelling. — Jonathan Hickman

I paint mostly from real life. It has to start with that. Real people, real street scenes, behind the curtain scenes, live models, paintings, photographs, staged setups, architecture, grids, graphic design. Whatever it takes to make it work. — Bob Dylan

I got into university to study graphic design, and I got into drama school as well, so I had the choice whether I wanted to go down the sensible route or if I wanted to become an actor. — Chris Geere

I’ve come up through art school, through painting, through graphic design, through advertising, through TV commercials and music video. I’ve designed books, built billboards, matchbooks, corporate identities. I continuously paint, I’ve done conceptual art pictures. — Tony Kaye

My background was in graphic design, but when I was doing it, it was all hand-drawn stuff, not computers. — Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors. — George Santayana

I graduated from school for graphic design, and I started to get into acting class just to get over severe fright. I was an extremely shy person. I could barely say hello to anybody. — Trevor Donovan

Of course, I did lots of what would be called graphic design now, what used to be called commercial art. — Leonard Baskin

Graphic design is a hobby that I started with back in 2010-2011, which I am still doing today. And because of that, I was able to design my own stuff and designed my own logo. — Alan Walker

I always wanted to be a filmmaker and became one through sheer single-mindedness. I came to filmmaking from a background in graphic design. I went to film school at Newcastle Polytechnic. — Neil Marshall

Apart from photography and music videos, I also do graphic design. — Anton Corbijn

Graphic Design, which fulfills aesthetic needs, complies with the laws of form and exigencies of two-dimensional space; which speaks in semiotics, sans-serifs, and geometrics; which abstracts, transforms, translates, rotates, dilates, repeats, mirrors, groups, and regroups, is not good design if it is irrelevant. — Paul Rand

So, I’m always around video games but I’ve always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don’t know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that’s always what’s held my interest about them. — Sophia Bush

I studied graphic design originally. I used to like drawing, and I was quite into technical drawing. I was always interested in the visual medium, but I thought I was going to be an architect or something like that, but it’s quite a lonely job. — Asif Kapadia

I look at graphic design as communication, meaning that the work has to have a vibe to connect to the viewer or perceiver. I make a black and white drawing and then add color digitally, bringing in a contemporary pattern to the composition to create a vibrance. — John Van Hamersveld

If I was influenced by anything, it was architecture: structure having to do with logic. If you don’t do it right, the whole thing is going to cave in. In a certain sense, you can carry that to graphic design. Fortunately, however, nobody is going to die if you do it wrong. — Paul Rand

I’m an artist. So if acting doesn’t work out, which I hope it does, I’m probably going to go into graphic design or something like that. — Gabriel Basso

The Hewitt sisters were these amazing – both sort of philanthropists and dilettantes who went out and single-handedly collected all of these of-the-moment designs in wallpaper and textiles and in graphic design in order to teach people about design. — Jake Barton

I was an arts student. I did graphic design. Being an artist, I did a lot of paintings. I have always had that creative side to me. — Gauri Khan

My graphic design skills are superior to a lot of other things I can do; I use it as a part of my tool kit. — Virgil Abloh

My art teacher told me I’d be suited to graphic design, but I just couldn’t, because it was what my dad had done. — Alexa Chung

When I first started my graphic design career, and ‘Beach Culture’ magazine, I pretty much ran from the surfer label. It was hard to get people to take you seriously. — David Carson

When I was working at the game company, I wasn’t just doing graphic design, I was doing the entire product management, so I would do the graphic design, I would create the advertisements, even the catch copies. I would figure out what kind of packaging and design of the packaging, so I was basically doing total product management at that time. — Makoto Shinkai