Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design [NOOK Book]

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Here is the completely updated guide to today's graphic design careers -- a clear and concise survey of the design field, from major design industries to design disciplines. Filled with interviews and advice from leading designers, it covers interactive design, information design, motion, educational training, portfolio preparation, getting a job, and much more.
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Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design

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Overview

Here is the completely updated guide to today's graphic design careers -- a clear and concise survey of the design field, from major design industries to design disciplines. Filled with interviews and advice from leading designers, it covers interactive design, information design, motion, educational training, portfolio preparation, getting a job, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470912973
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 885,754
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

STEVEN HELLER served as senior art director of the New York Times Book Review. He is currently co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA design program as well as Editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design. He has written over 130 books on design and has been a contributor or contributing editor to nearly twenty-five magazines, including Print, Eye, and Baseline. He writes the "Visuals" column for the New York Times Book Review and "Graphic Content" for T: The New York Times Style Magazine online.

TERESA FERNANDES is the principal of TFD Studio in Connecticut and an art director at The Taunton Press, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

So You Want to Be a Graphic Designer?

On Being an Influence.

Milton Glaser.

The Quotable Designer.

The Ideal Employee.

SECTION ONE: Design Specialties.

I. Editorial.

II. Corporate Design.

III. Book Design.

IV. Music/CDs.

V. Information Design.

VI. Advertising and Branding.

VII. Environmental.

VIII. Interaction.

IX. Motion.

X. Type and Lettering.

The Quotable Designer.

Advice to Aspiring Designers.

SECTION TWO: Design Businesses.

Freelancers.

Small Studio.

Partnerships.

Medium Firm.

Large Firm.

The Quotable Designer.

Major Infl uences.

SECTION THREE: Design Options.

Crossing Disciplines.

Entrepreneurs.

Authorship.

The Quotable Designer.

Design Personality.

SECTION FOUR: Design Education.

Undergraduate.

Graduate School.

Continuing Education.

Art Schools and Colleges: A Selection.

Appendix.

Resources.

Selected Bibliography.

Recommended Reading.

Index.

Designers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2004

    A wealth of information

    I don't own a copy of this book at the moment, but my advisor had lent it to me to use in a speech that I had given on Graphic Design. It came in handy and it is a very insightful publication. It has everything from the different job opportunities to what you need in your portfolio for whatever field you are pursuing in this highly competitive industry. As a Graphic Design major myself, I recommend that anyone who is serious about pursuing this career pick up a copy of this book. You will not regret it.

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