The Complete Graphic Designer (NIPB)

The Complete Graphic Designer (NIPB) : A Guide to Understanding Graphics and Visual Communication

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The explosion of the graphic design field has resulted in the release of hundreds of new books, with subjects ranging from logo design to web design, design history to design criticism; today there are very few subjects related to the industry that have not been written about in one form or another. While the wealth of information and resources available to the graphic designer is extensive, it makes it hard to gain an overall perspective of graphic design and its practical applications in the field, as the content and subject matter of most books is very specialised. Design educators, especially at university level, have an increasingly difficult task of teaching a well-rounded course in graphic design, as they have to pull curriculum ideas from many sources, and require the students to purchase numerous texts."The Complete Graphic Designer" is that well-rounded course in graphic design. It is not an instructional "how to" book, nor will it feature a series of suggested curriculum or problems for designers or students to solve.
Rather, this book will be a concise overview of the many facets of graphic design, such as communication theory and why it is important; various types of problems that designers confront on a daily basis; and the considerations that must be made when trying to solve those visual problems. In addition, it features prominent designers and design firms that are renown for work in a certain type of design, and frequent 'sidebars' or articles that include useful information on graphic design. This book provides a complete a comprehensive look at what graphic design is and what it means to be a graphic designer from an applied perspective, with chapters, including Design for Communication, The Design Process, Page Layout, Visual Problems, Corporate Identity, and Branding.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 703.06g
  • Rockport Publishers Inc.
  • Rockport, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 159253502X
  • 9781592535026
  • 813,779

About Ryan Hembree

Ryan Hembree is founder and creative director of Indicia Design, Inc., an award winning graphic design firm. Ryan also teaches graphic design at the University of Missouri.
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I found this book very helpful, it covers all aspects of graphic design and others like branding and corporate identity (which are sometimes forgotten). It also talks about several notions of visual comunication. Check the index for further information on what this books talks about. It truly is complete and it is a perfect book for a design student to carry, besides it\'s size makes it a perfect travel companion. I\'m glad to have ordered this book because it will be very useful even after my graduation.show more
by Joana de Jesus Vitório
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