"I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you're making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It's not just an aesthetic decoration."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Genevieve Gorder on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Genevieve Gorder on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Genevieve Gorder on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Genevieve Gorder on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Genevieve Gorder on Erma Bombeck
"Being on Oprah? You realize that there are a couple of types of audience members. There are like the cult people in the audience who are just crying before she gets on. And then there are the people who are playing it cool. I definitely was somewhere in the middle."
"So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that's a great reward."
"That was always my frustration with so many of these shows, because design is not an ambush... it's a relationship. You have to know how people move and live and work to be able to design for them."
"Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods."
"It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit. It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for money like reality television does - like ambushing people."
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