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How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul
£17.95

HOW TO BE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL

PAPERBACK BY SHAUGHNESSY, ADRIAN

£17.95

ISBN
9781856697095
IMPRINT
LAURENCE KING PUBLISHING
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
LAURENCE KING PUBLISHING
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 AUG 2010

DESCRIPTION

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 won't 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.

CONTENTS

Introduction / Foreword by Stefan Sagmeister / Includes interviews with: Stephen Doyle (USA) - employing designers / Sara De Bondt (UK) - gender in design / Sophie Thomas (UK) - green design / Ben Drury (UK) - design for music industry / Magnus Vol (Nor) - starting from scratch / Paul Sahre (USA) - design and illustration / Jonathan Barnbrook (UK) - design and ethics Chapter 1: Attributes needed by the modern designer. Chapter 2: Non-designing skills Chapter 3: How to find a job Chapter 4: Freelance or setting up a studio Chapter 5: Running a studio Chapter 6: Finding new work and self-promotion Chapter 7: Clients Chapter 8: What is graphic design today? Chapter 9: The creative process