How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul, new edition
Publication date 11/16/2010
7.5 x 9 inches (19.1 x 22.9 cm), Paperback
176 pages, 20 b/w illustrations
Rights: North America only;
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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.
Adrian Shaughnessy was co-founder of the leading London-based design company Intro and was the company's creative director for 15 years before leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a design writer. He writes regularly for Print magazine and for UK design magazines Eye, Creative Review, Design Week, and Grafik, and is a contributor to The Wire magazine.
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Type Off Design Blog:
"I would recommend this book to almost any sort of designer: not just graphic designers, but also industrial designers, architects, or film editors. The content of How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul is deep enough to justifying taking it off the shelf, even if you are in a content stage of your career. I recommend How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul; in fact, I wish that the book had been recommended to me years ago. Moreover, I recommend this second edition, as it includes more chapters, and its advice has been updated in light of the 2008 global economic crisis. This book could be a helpful gift to older design students, and to young professionals. For $24.95, one can hardly go wrong. This book is worth the risk and small investment."
Dialogue Through Design:
"While Shaughnessy does not neglect the fundamental questions asked in the first book, he provides a fair assessment of the current state of affairs that is in keeping with the inquiry that many designers are also asking, regardless of discipline."
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