How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

Author: Adrian Shaughnessy

Publisher:

Published: 2010

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781856697095

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Graphic designers constantly complain that there is no career manual to guide them through the profession. Design consultant and writer Adrian Shaughnessy draws on a wealth of experience to provide just such a handbook. Aimed at the independent-minded, it addresses the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work and avoid becoming a hired drone working on soulless projects. It offers straight-talking advice on how to establish your design career and suggestions - that you wont have been taught at college - for running a successful business. This revised, extended edition includes all-new chapters covering professional skills, the creative process, and global trends, including green issues, ethics and the rise of digital culture. The book contains all-new imagery, and the previous interviews have been replaced with new ones, each focusing on a specific issue of importance to graphic designers.


Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Author: Adrian Shaughnessy

Publisher: Laurence King

Published: 2009-10-21

Total Pages: 324

ISBN-13:

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An A-Z guide for graphic designers who want to make expressive and distinctive work. Offers students, novice designers, and seasonal professionals on insider's guide to the complexities of current graphic design practice and thinking.


Design Diaries

Design Diaries

Author: Lucienne Roberts

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

Published: 2010-10-20

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781856696883

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This thought-provoking and practical book for graphic designers and students explores creative practice in graphic design. The book looks at the essential elements of the creative process through a series of in-depth studies of a range of real-life graphic design projectsfrom the art direction of a magazine issue and the development of a logo, to the design of a poster, a font and a signage system. In each case, the designers are interviewed and their working process documented in detail.


How to Grow as a Graphic Designer

How to Grow as a Graphic Designer

Author: Catharine Fishel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2005-01-01

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 1621531163

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Helping graphic designers find professional and spiritual support in the ever-demanding struggle to stay creative and profitable, this book reveals how some of today's most successful and intriguing designers keep growing as artists and as people with the power to affect public attitudes. Topics addressed include how to keep track of one's vision, the meaning of success, what sustains designers spiritually, and how to embrace change and stay fluid. Also provided is priceless peer advice on strategic issues such setting a goal for one's company, growing or shrinking a business, and promoting one's uniqueness.


Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer

Author: Michael Fleishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2012-01-13

Total Pages: 256

ISBN-13: 1581159323

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Technology has sent shockwaves of change through the world of commercial art. Digital illustration and design, online portfolio sites, and the proliferation of stock art have radically changed the way that illustrators and graphic designers work. What has not changed, however, is the wealth of illustrators and graphic designers hoping to turn their talent into freelance success. More than ever, artists face questions such as how to get started, how to sell their work, how to promote themselves, and what to do once they are working. For those embarking on freelance careers in illustration or graphic design, the answers have arrived. A twenty-five year veteran in the field, Michael Fleishman, has detailed every business aspect of commercial art in Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer.


Mute Magazine Graphic Design

Mute Magazine Graphic Design

Author: Pauline Van Mourik Broekman

Publisher: Eight Books Ltd

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 146

ISBN-13: 0955432227

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Introduction by Adrian Shaughnessy. Text by Simon Worthington, Damian Jaques, Pauline van Mourik Broekman.


How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul

How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul

Author: Adrian Shaughnessy

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Published: 2012-03-20

Total Pages: 242

ISBN-13: 1616891165

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Published to instant acclaim in 2005, our best selling How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul has become a trusted resource for graphic designers around the world, combining practical advice with philosophical guidance to help young professionals embark on their careers. This new, expanded edition brings this essential text up to date with new chapters on professional skills, the creative process, and global trends that include social responsibility, ethics, and the rise of digital culture. How to Be a Graphic Designer offers clear, concise guidance along with focused, no-nonsense strategies for setting up, running, and promoting a studio; finding work; and collaborating with clients. The book also includes inspiring new interviews with leading designers, including Jonathan Barnbrook, Sara De Bondt, Stephen Doyle, Ben Drury, Paul Sahre, Dmitri Siegel, Sophie Thomas, and Magnus Vol Mathiassen


Design Graphique Au 21e Siécle

Design Graphique Au 21e Siécle

Author: Charlotte Fiell

Publisher: Taschen

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 652

ISBN-13: 9783822816059

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Presents a sweeping look at today's most progressive graphic currents - from signage and packaging to branding and web design.


House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration

House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration

Author: House Industries

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

Published: 2017-05-30

Total Pages: 402

ISBN-13: 0399578102

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A standard-bearer of American design since 1993, House Industries answers the burning question, “Where do you find inspiration?” with this illustrative collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies that demonstrate how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work. Presented in House’s honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, and covering topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, this beautifully useful 400–page volume offers a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Most important, this book shows that there’s no sense in waiting for inspiration because inspiration is already waiting for you.


Oh Sh*t... What Now?

Oh Sh*t... What Now?

Author: Craig Oldham

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

Published: 2018-04-03

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781780679631

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So you've graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough? This book is a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of use to those looking to break into the creative industries,sharing experiences, ideas, advice, criticism, and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, jobs/freelancing, working process, and personal development, this straight-talking, funny, and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.