Non-Designer's Design Book, The

Non-Designer's Design Book, The

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For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer's Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity.

Whether you're a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence.


The four principles of design that underlie every design project
How to design with color
How to design with type
How to combine typefaces for maximum effect
How to see and think like a professional designer
Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 180 x 250 x 10mm | 420g
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • illustrations
  • 0133966151
  • 9780133966152
  • 26,805

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Proximity
Chapter 3. Alignment
Chapter 4. Repetition
Chapter 5. Contrast
Chapter 6. Review of the Four Design Principles
Chapter 7. Design with Color
Chapter 8. Extra Tips & Tricks
Chapter 9. The Essentials of Typography
Chapter 10. Type (& Life)
Chapter 11. Categories of Type
Chapter 12. Type Contrasts
Chapter 13. Does it Make Sense?
Chapter 14. Answers & Suggestions
Chapter 15. Typefaces in this Book
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About Robin Williams

Robin Williams is the author of dozens of bestselling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, The Non-Designer's InDesign Book, and The Mac is not a typewriter. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the Web.
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