Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Speaking From Experience.

I started to narrow down a series of quotes I was considering using, some humorous some course specific and some generally about advice within Graphic Design.


Course Specific

-You get out what you put in, so work your ass off and don’t have any regrets.

-Talk to people about your ideas-other people will think of something you haven’t.

-It’s not a part time job, get up, get in and be creative.

-A sketchbook is for yourself not anybody else.

-Don’t be afraid of doing things wrong, this is the key to progression.

-From this point onwards, graphic design is your life.

-Blog, Blog, then Blog again.

-Fail, fail again then fail better.

-No matter how far you push your work, there’s always room for improvement.

-If everybody is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.


-       This is teaching Gold.

-       It is not essential to buy a macbook in your first year, but it does make you feel good. 

-       For the next 3 years caffeine is now your fuel.

-       Comic sans will be your new best friend. 

-       If in doubt, go play pool.

-       Say goodbye to procrastination, the studio is your new home.

-       Signing in is like picking your nose, it’s tedious but its worth it. 

-       Time isn’t wasted when you’re getting wasted, just not the night before Fred’s 9.30 lecture. 

-       You can’t polish a turd, at the end of the day it’s still a piece of shit.

Inspirational Design Quotes

-Math is easy, design is hard, it’s a privilege to be here.

-Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.

-Good design is obvious. Great Design is transparent.

-Design is where science and art break even.

-People ignore design that ignores people.

-Designers are meant to be loved, not understood.

-Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.

-The secret to creativity, is knowing how to hide your sources.

-Harmony is the greatest artistic aim within design.

-Your final outcome is a journey, not a destination.

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