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Steve Jobs has been an inspiration to many creatives and designers throughout his career and beyond. This presentation is a simple tribute to that inspiration.

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13 steve jobs quotes


Steve Jobs


For creatives

and designers

Focus and simplicity simple can

“...focus and simplicity. Simple can

be harder than complex: You have

to work hard to get your thinking

clean to make it simple. But it's

worth it in the end, because once

you get there, you can move


Creativity is just connecting things

“Creativity is just connecting things.

When you ask creative people how

they did something, they feel a little

guilty because they didn’t really do it,

they just saw something. It seemed

obvious to them after a while.”

Be a yardstick of quality some people aren t used

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to

an environment where excellence is expected.”

Innovation distinguishes between a leader

“Innovation distinguishes

between a leader and a


If you want to live your life in a creative way as

“If you want to live your life in a creative way, as

an artist, you have to not look back too much. You

have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done

and whoever you were and throw them away.”

I m actually as proud of the things we haven t

"I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't

done as the things I have done. Innovation is

saying no to 1,000 things."

When you first start off trying to solve a problem

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem,

the first solutions you come up with are very complex,

and most people stop there.

But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel

more layers of the onion off, you can often times

arrive at some very elegant and simple

solutions. Most people just don’t

put in the time or energy to get there.”

We made the buttons on the screen look so good

“We made the buttons on the screen look

so good you’ll want to lick them.”

It s more fun to be a pirate

“It’s more fun to be a pirate

than to join the navy.”

When you re a carpenter making a beautiful

“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful

chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece

of plywood on the back, even though it faces the

wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s

there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of

wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night,

the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all

the way through.”

The people who built silicon valley were

“The people who built Silicon Valley were engineers. They learned

business, they learned a lot of different things, but they had a real belief

that humans, if they worked hard with other creative, smart people, could

solve most of humankind’s problems. I believe that very much.”

Quality is more important than

“Quality is more important than learned

quantity. One home run is much

better than two doubles.”

In loving memory of an eternal inspiration

In loving memory learned

of an eternal inspiration.

Steve Jobs

1955 - 2011

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“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every

feeling of, ‘Oh God, I've got to do this today.’”

minute of every day. I never do anything with a

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