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.
"An essential reference for rookies and grizzled designers alike". - The Designer's Review of Books.
"Insightful, intelligent, accessible and simply full of great advice". - Creative Bloq (from 30 Books Every Graphic Designer Should Read).
"[Adrian Shaughnessy's] likable and generous voice guides young designers". - Communication Arts.
"I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone starting their career". - iSynergy.
How to Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul (New Expanded Edition). Paperback: 176 pages. Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Illustrated edition (September 22, 2010).
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