A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design and Illustration
Author: Kate Moross
Publisher: Prestel Pub
One of today's most refreshing young creatives gives the inside scoop on how to make it as a graphic artist. Irreverent and packed with helpful tips for designers of all stripes, Make Your Own Luck is certain to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in graphic art as a vocation or hobby.
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business
Author: David Airey
Publisher: New Riders
Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. In fact, the book was inspired by the many questions David receives every day from the more than 600,000 designers who visit his three blogs (Logo Design Love, Identity Designed, and DavidAirey.com) each month. How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients? What should I be sure to include in my contracts? David’s readers–a passionate and vocal group–regularly ask him these questions and many more on how to launch and run their own design careers. With this book, David finally answers their pressing questions with anecdotes, case studies, and sound advice garnered from his own experience as well as those of such well-known designers as Ivan Chermayeff, Jerry Kuyper, Maggie Macnab, Eric Karjaluoto, and Von Glitschka. Designers just starting out on their own will find this book invaluable in succeeding in today’s hyper-networked, global economy.
Art & Illustration by Simple Means
Author: Marc Valli,Amandas Ong
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Artless presents some of the most compelling images created by contemporary artists and illustrators using the simplest of tools, such as color pencils, crayons, watercolor, scissors, and glue. Work produced in this manner represents a growing and particularly resilient trend in the visual arts world. Through individual interviews with over 50 artists, Artless looks at how and why these particular artists find the intimate connection between the unassuming tools they use and the art thus created so enthralling. For creator and viewer alike there seems to be a particular kind of pleasure to be had in short-circuiting the sophisticated and often elusive strategies of contemporary art in favor of something disarmingly uncomplicated. This book divides the artists' work in terms of the techniques they use, from color pencils and pens to ceramics and mixed media, with some artists mixing these techniques digitally. The end results are images imbued with a great sense of fun and spontaneity.
A Book and Guided Sketch Pad for Creative Mark Making
Author: Timothy Goodman
Make your mark and explore hours of exercises using everyone's favorite marker- anywhere! Now in an all-new format, the creative technique exercises from Sharpie Art Workshop by designer, artist, and art director Timothy Goodman are reconfigured into this useful art pack which includes an informational book and companion sketchpad featuring prompts and drawings to get you started. Sharpie Art Pack includes a wide range of Sharpie techniques that demonstrate how to make different kinds of marks, patterns, images on a variety of surfaces, and mixing media with Sharpie. Be bold, and work through this inspiring book and enjoy the intricate and impressive works created from an everyday tool.
A Book of Lenses, Second Edition
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
The Essential Guide to Growing Your Design Career
Author: Phil Cleaver
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
You'll appreciate this design career guide if: You're a recent graduate and looking for a job as a designer You want resume and interviewing advice, as well as tips for working in the design industry You'd like to learn how to avoid common pitfalls of asserting yourself in the design industry What They Didn't Teach You in Design School by Phil Cleaver provides advice on the stage from graduating, and getting into a studio and staying there as a valued designer, and explores best design practices. Though predominantly serving as a useful guide and bridge in the first year of your career as a designer, it should also be considered an essential tool that can be consulted when you're unsure of what to do next. Begin with the essentials of beginning your design career, like building your resume and portfolio, seeking out opportunities, and preparing for and securing interviews. More than just helping you get a job, however, this career guide serves to help you succeed in whichever design position you land. Learn how to effectively work with other designers and your own clients, keep up to date with the industry, hone your business skills, and much more. From the day after graduation to the completion of your first year as a design professional, this career guide will help you stay on top of your game. In What They Didn't Teach You in Design School you'll find: 11 chapters covering topics ranging from software skills, print production, and designer relations, to good design practice, web skills, and working with external suppliers Helpful design advice that you'll want to return to again and again A word from the author: "Working in a studio is hugely different from studying; this book is aimed at helping you through the transition and giving you the ammo to climb this massive new learning curve." --Phil Cleaver
And Own It Free and Clear in Five Years
Author: David Cook
Publisher: Warbeck Pub
Category: Technology & Engineering
REVIEW "Dear Mr Cook, Thank you for writing this book. With the help of your techniques and sweat equity, we are living in our dream home and not affected by the recent housing market crisis." -- The Yang Family, California "To assert that a house can be built 'for a song' may be slightly hyperbolic, but David Cook's book is so laden with intriguing, money-saving ideas that any owner-builder who uses just a handful of Cook's ideas is bound to save thousands of dollars on the construction of a house. Full of fascinating money-saving ideas..." -- George Ehrenhaft, author, The Builder's Secret "Cook's book is the best advice we have seen for buying land at tax auctions and construction materials at salvage." -- Mark Smith, author, The Owner-Builder Book BOOK DESCRIPTION "Build Your Dream House for a Song -- and own it free and clear in five years " by David Noel Cook is a different breed of self-help book. Instead of step-by-step instructions, it offers an extraordinary strategy for building the house you've always wanted-whether it's a timber-frame retreat or a California contemporary. The author explains numerous tactics for saving tens of thousands, including how you can buy land for twenty percent of its retail value at tax-defaulted land sales, buy building materials at auctions for next to nothing, design for ease of construction, avoid paying rent while you build, and get the best help for the least money. Since building his dream house in Northern California, the author has taught thousands of aspiring homebuilders his secrets to home ownership-truly believing that everyone should be able to live in a dream home he or she owns free and clear. The author's hard-earned insights could change the life of anyone who has ever yearned to live in a beautiful house-without a mortgage.
The New Basics
Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips
Publisher: Chronicle Books
How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside the design annuals and monographs of other designers' work. For those looking to challenge the cut-and-paste mentality there are few resources that are both informative and inspirational. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, Ellen Lupton, best-selling author of such books as Thinking with Type and Design It Yourself, and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips refocus design instruction on the study of the fundamentals of form in a critical, rigorous way informed by contemporary media, theory, and software systems
Author: Fredrik Öst,Snask,Magnus Berg
Publisher: Bis Pub
Why making enemies is a good thing. First book from top Swedish design agency introduces concept of creative entrepreneurship
Strategies for print and new media designers
Author: Curt Cloninger
Publisher: New Riders
Design philosophies can be useful, but inspiration, creative strategies, and efficient work habits are what really get the job done. Designer, instructor, and author Curt Cloninger provides a multitude of strategies, tools, and practices that readers can use to inject a big dose of creativity into just about any design project. With illustrations drawn from 20th-century French philosophy, medieval manuscripts, punkrock posters, and more, Curt’s innovative text introduces readers to his personal toolkit for hot-wiring the creative process. You’ll learn strategies to: • Recognize and believe in your creative powers • Develop effective methods for evaluating your own work • Draw inspiration from the past • Use standard software in experimental ways, and find nonstandard applications to create new effects • Maintain a personal design playground • Mine your subconscious with the Oblique Strategies Cards, developed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt • Un-stick your imagination by “blitz-designing” mock-ups Curt Cloninger is an artist, designer, author, and instructor in Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His book Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the U nderground (New Riders, 2002) is an industry standard on creative Web design solutions. Curt’s art and design work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, HOW Magazine, The New York Times, Desktop Magazine, and at digital arts festivals from Korea to Brazil. He regularly speaks at international events such as HOW Design, South by Southwest, Web Design World, and FILE. His pirate signal broadcasts from lab404.com to facilitate lively dialog.
Innovative, Independent Design and Illustration
Author: Marcroy Smith,Andy Cooke
Here is a an overview of the exceptional work produced and championed by over fifty of the leading illustrators, printmakers and designers from the sphere of independent, print-based design. People of Print is split into three sections: Part 1 features essays by journalist Andrew Losowsky; Danielle Pender, curator at KK Outlet; and Lawrence Zeegen, Profess29or of Illustration at University of the Arts London. It includes interviews with Heretic, a London-based illustration and screen-printing studio, and Jeremy Leslie, Creative Director at magCulture; and a site visit to St Cuthberts Mill, a paper manufacturer in Somerset. Part 2 consists of profiles on such creatives as Brazilian illustrators Bicicleta Sem Freio, Melbourne-based screen-printers Dangerfork, Portland-based letterpress KeeganMeegan & Co., and New York-based design firm Sagmeister & Walsh. Part 3, the Directory, lists a wide selection of print-based websites.
A Girl's Second Chance at Life
Author: Juli K. Dixon,Jessica Dixon
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Presents the true story of Alex Dixon, who at the age of twelve had a stroke during brain surgery. The surgery was undertaken to correct a different illness causing pain and muscle spasms, and the stroke resulted when the spasms stopped. Chronicles Alex's life after the stroke and how she has coped with its consequences.
Author: Sophy Henn
Hello! My name is Edie. I am ever so helpful. In fact I think helping is one of the things i am best at. Edie certainly is a very good helper, whether it's helping Mummy wake up bright and early, helping Daddy to get everything at the shops or helping her little brother with sharing and knowing what's what. Sophy Henn's Edieis a stunning and stylish picture book that will be instantly familiar to parents and small children.
Author: Debbie Millman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Debbie Millman's illustrated essays and visual poems are part philosophy, part art, part deeply personal memoir exposing the universal triumphs and tribulations of being human. Her hand-lettered typography - sometimes tender, sometimes gritty, always breathtaking in its visceral candor - makes Self Portrait as Your Traitor a moving masterpiece of a singular art form that speaks to our deepest longings for beauty, honesty, and the ineffable magic of what it means to live.
Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever
Author: Matthias Hollwich,Bruce Mau Design
Aging is a gift that we receive with life—and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles—brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations—that will inspire you to think creatively about how you can change your habits and environments to suit your evolving needs as you age. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, relax, and interact with our neighbors, and even how we eat, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Notes on Start Ups, Or How to Build the Future
Author: Peter Thiel,Blake Masters
Publisher: Virgin Books
Category: Business & Economics
WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin wonâe(tm)t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you arenâe(tm)t learning from them. Itâe(tm)s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there. âe~Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.âe(tm) ELON MUSK, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla âe~This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.âe(tm) MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO of Facebook âe~When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic.âe(tm) NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, author of The Black Swan
Author: Cheryl E. Ball,Jennifer Sheppard,Kristin L. Arola
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Grounded in multimodal theory and supported by practice in the classroom, Writer/Designer streamlines the process of composing multimodally by helping students make decisions about content across a range of modes, genres, and media from words to images to movement. Students learn by doing as they write for authentic audiences and purposes. The second edition of Writer/Designer is reimagined to clarify the multimodal process and give students the tools they need to make conscious rhetorical choices in new modes and media. Key concepts in design, rhetoric, and multimodality are illustrated with vivid, timely examples, and new Touchpoint activities for each section give students opportunities to put new skills into practice. Based on feedback from instructors and administrators who incorporate multimodality into their classroom--or want to--this brief, accessible text is designed to be flexible, supporting core writing assignments and aligning with course goals in introductory composition or any course where multimodality matters.
The Signs of Italy
Author: Louise Fili
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Business & Economics
For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalizing menu of styles. Classical, eclectic, or Futurist; in gold leaf, marble, brass, wood, wrought iron, enamel, ceramic, or neon; painted, carved, inlaid, etched, tiled, or stenciled— the creative possibilities are endless. Grafica della Strada is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Italy's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these marvels of vernacular design live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Italy that will be an inspiration to designers and Italophiles everywhere.
Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects
Author: Mr. Kate
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From the offbeat blogger and designer Kate Albrecht—a.k.a. Mr. Kate—comes a not-so- average DIY lifestyle book. Her love of self-expression and her desire to live an anything-but-normal life outside of the box inspired Mr. Kate to create her own unique DIY life. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty—including DIY nail art and makeup techniques, up-cycled projects to revive tired items in your wardrobe, and stunning home-decor touches to beautify your living space. You don't have to be a seamstress, a metalsmith, or an expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require just a few easy-to-find supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!
Author: Phil Stutz,Barry Michels
Publisher: Random House
5 unique Tools ... 3 seconds each to use ... A lifetime of fulfilment Can you imagine what your life would be if you could tap into a new source of power - one that has been inside you all along - to solve your own problems and become the master of your life? The Tools is an extraordinary psychological model based on the proven methods of Hollywood's greatest psychotherapists. Phil Stutz and Barry Michels have over 60 years of psychotherapeutic experience between them. Together they have helped their A-list clients work through whatever has held them back - be it insecurity, trauma, anger, lack of willpower, negativity or avoidance - and achieve their greatest work and find a deep level of fulfilment. Now, at last, the acclaimed clinicians are sharing their methods in this eye-opening and empowering book. Introducing their five simple techniques, namely The Reversal of Desire, Active Love, Inner Authority, The Grateful Flow and Jeopardy, the authors clearly explain what they are and how and when to use them. Astonishingly effective and beautifully simple - once you've learned a tool it takes only three to five seconds to use it - this book will give you everything you need to propel yourself forward to achieve your ambitions and be who you were born to be. 5 unique Tools ... 3 seconds each to use ... A lifetime of fulfilmentCan you imagine what your life would be if you could tap into a new source of power - one that has been inside you all along - to solve your own problems and become the master of your life?The Tools is an extraordinary psychological model based on the proven methods of Hollywood's greatest psychotherapists. Phil Stutz and Barry Michels have over 60 years of psychotherapeutic experience between them. Together they have helped their A-list clients work through whatever has held them back - be it insecurity, trauma, anger, lack of willpower, negativity or avoidance - and achieve their greatest work and find a deep level of fulfilment.Now, at last, the acclaimed clinicians are sharing their methods in this eye-opening and empowering book. Introducing their five simple techniques, namely The Reversal of Desire, Active Love, Inner Authority, The Grateful Flow and Jeopardy, the authors clearly explain what they are and how and when to use them. Astonishingly effective and beautifully simple - once you've learned a tool it takes only three to five seconds to use it - this book will give you everything you need to propel yourself forward to achieve your ambitions and be who you were born to be.