"The design process is basic problem-solving." Jack Stoops
Nita Leland's Favorite Design Quotations

How can I qualify my faith in the inviolability of the design principles? Their virtue is demonstrated. They work. Edgar Whitney

The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, an historical necessity, beyond choice. Henri Matisse

The meaning of a figurative work of art lies in its abstract organization. Frederick Gore

A masterly, powerful stature as a designer can be acquired only by a fairly normal mind plus scholarship. Edgar Whitney

Design ideas are more apt to flow from a mind that has been imprinted with rich and varied visual experience, rather than one that has had limited exposure. Jack Stoops

As a rule, someone who has difficulty with painting in any medium is not prepared to believe that the real trouble is ignorance of drawing and composition. William Herring

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