How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

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How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

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To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. While this book does cover mostly freelance work where you engage with each step of the design process, Adrian brings us back again and again on how we can work with clients and ourselves to keep our ideas in our designs (for the most part). It has a lot of information relating to portfolios, presenting yourself, interviews, landing your first job. I haven't given it a full 5 stars as it is a bit long winded in some of it's explanations of things. The practical information and tips are a bit outdated for 2020 but the gist of the thing is helpful for any young graphic designer.

Shaughnessy is a graphic designer by trade, but his insight into what it takes to become a business professional in the creative world is invaluable. Written by a designer for designers, it combines practical advice with philosophical guidance to help young professionals embark on their careers. The book is split up into sections based on different areas of being a graphic designer… finding a job, working for yourself, or someone else, freelance work, setting up a studio, which are all useful regardless of whether you think it’s relevant to you or not. In the first chapter, Shaughnessy discusses attributes needed by the modern designer and I found myself nodding along with him in agreement – I spent my childhood copying lettering off everything I coudl without even realising what it was I enjoyed about it, and some of the habits he discusses are definitely habits that I have picked up since becoming a designer.It informs readers about freelancers, small offices, larger ad agencies and corporate in-house in the contemporary work place. How to be a graphic designer offers clear, concise guidance for these questions, along with focused, no-nonsense strategies for setting up, running, and promoting a studio, finding work, and collaborating with clients.

Also included are interviews with leading designers: Jonathan Barnbrook, Sara De Bondt, Stephen Doyle, Ben Drury, Paul Sahre, Dmitri Siegel, Sophie Thomas and Magnus Voll Mathiassen. I should note that while this book is geared towards graphic designers, the advice in it applies to probably 90% of design disciplines. This revised edition contains all-new chapters covering professional skills; design thinking; and global trends, including social responsibility, ethics and the rise of digital culture.En mi opinión eso es algo bastante complejo de lograr ya que en el ámbito creativo todo avanza, emerge y pasa de moda MUY rápido. There are a few interviews throughout the book with various different practicioners which are invaluable for adding another perspective and more advice on different subjects and issues raised in the book. It’s reassuring to know that you’re not the first student to come out of University and not find a job straight away, and that this doesn’t make you a bad designer. Personally I know nothing about graphic design so it was really risky for me to get this book, however, I checked online 'best graphic design books' just to add something to his graphic design books library so I thought I might as well give it a try and apparently he was one of the best things he's seen. Whether this has anything to do with me having/not having a soul I’m not sure yet but good read nonetheless.

so it didn't do that much for me - a lot of common sense advice, a few informative interviews with eminent designers, and a page layout that was easy on the eyes. I took off 1 star because a few of the examples come across as a little bit dated, and as I'm in the early stages of my graphic design education, I can't vouch for how effective the author's approach is in the contemporary design world. I was a little bit aware of the unpleasant truths and tasks I need to work on as a graphic designer. Some of the advices were also outdated, but you can still get the valuable learning from it and adapt it to modern technology or practice today.I found that I am not alone in the big bad world of Graphic Design, and that some of the fears and insecurities I have are shared by designers all over the world.

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.

I design freelance, and I am happy doing so, but I still read the studio parts of the book, and still found them helpful. Please select the alternative 'tracked postage' option at checkout for full cover on more valuable items! hiemloch sehr gut, sollte man direkt nach oder noch während dem studium lesen, lehrt viel über das arbeiten als designer (auch wenn der titel esoterischer klingt als der inhalt hergibt, demn wie man jetzt seine seele nicht verliert, hab ich jetzt auch nicht unbeding gelernt. 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. It would be more accurately titled The Practical Aspects of Being a Designer That No One In Art School Bothered To Teach You.

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