Matthew Evans on design

“Everybody has an idea on design, which they don’t have on the content of the book, or on how to sell the book. I’m amazed by how people don’t respect the designer’s position, because by saying, ‘I think this or that color ought to be altered,’ what they’re really saying is, ‘You don’t know how to do your job.’

Design is all around us, and everyone has a view on it. Design is what sort of shoes you put on in the morning, what color tie. Everybody makes design decisions all the time, and nobody can evaluate how good they are at it.”

— Matthew Evans (Faber & Faber chairman, via The Graphic Designer’s Guide to Clients)