How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

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How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul

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Please select the alternative 'tracked postage' option at checkout for full cover on more valuable items! Can't say much more about it due to the fact that I haven't read it, however, listening to graphic designers perspective it is a good deal! There is a lot of practical advice about finding the clients, setting up a studio, working as a freelancer and overcoming your fear of failure and fear of ideas.

Interestingly, there are a few paragraphs where Shaughnessy is really soul-romantic at the beginning and they sounded so wrong to me that I even thought of dropping the book. It’s reassuring to know that you’re not the first student to come out of University and not find a job straight away, and that this doesn’t make you a bad designer.I read this book several years after completing my BFA in Graphic Design, I wish I would have read it my last year of school. I think the book is mostly suitable for a freelance designer or a designer thinking to start her/his own business. Connectivity, some new tips and interview sections which brought the visions and perspectives of the graphic designer from different backgrounds. so it didn't do that much for me - a lot of common sense advice, a few informative interviews with eminent designers, and a page layout that was easy on the eyes. It was difficult to distinguish whether the problem lay in design, or designing for THAT particular company.

I think the not losing your soul is about pushing towards where you want to see graphic design headed, and not just designing solely for the sake of a paycheck. What it did not do adequately, in my opinion, is answer its own title question, how to pursue something one is passionate about under capitalism without making choices that sacrifice ethics, joy, or both.

The writing is conversational and humorous, and he generously exhibits his talent for making fun of himself – an important threshold for tasteful intelligence in my book.

This books gives great insight on the structure of the graphic design world from the perspective of successful working designers. 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. A handy book that I have recommended to my design students, mainly to help give some of the anxiety in their head some empathy and to look forward. I picked up this book after a little bit of exhaustion with the thought of what I should expect in the future. How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul addresses the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work, and who want to avoid becoming hired drones working on soulless projects.There are a few interviews throughout the book with various different practicioners which are invaluable for adding another perspective and more advice on different subjects and issues raised in the book. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The advices were a bit common sense, but it still gives a good foundation for those who are new in the field.

Although I'm ancient and have been in the graphic design field for a while now this was still very interesting and I still picked up a few pointers here and there.It has a lot of information relating to portfolios, presenting yourself, interviews, landing your first job. The book is split up into sections based on different areas of being a graphic designer… finding a job, working for yourself, or someone else, freelance work, setting up a studio, which are all useful regardless of whether you think it’s relevant to you or not. The practical information and tips are a bit outdated for 2020 but the gist of the thing is helpful for any young graphic designer. I design freelance, and I am happy doing so, but I still read the studio parts of the book, and still found them helpful. Designers are quick to tell us about their sources of inspiration, but they are much less willing to reveal such critical matters as how to find work, how much they charge, and what to do when a client rejects three weeks of work and refuses to pay the bill.



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