Books

You can purchase the books listed below through Amazon or by checking out the links below. If you’re on a budget, be sure to visit the local library and find out if they are available for borrow.


LEARNING THE FUNDAMENTALS

 

Creative Workshop provides you with 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions and increase your capacity to innovate. MORE INFO
 

Graphic Design: The New Basics explains the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design, and explore the formal elements of two-dimensional design. MORE INFO
 

In Thinking with Type, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form — what the rules are and how to break them. MORE INFO

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

 

Burn Your Portfolio teaches the real-world practices, professional do’s and don’ts, and unwritten rules of business that most designers only learn after putting in years of experience on the job. MORE INFO
 

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines is an indispensable resource for people who create graphic art and those who buy it, with for up-to-date information on business, ethical, and legal issues. MORE INFO
 

Creative, Inc. teaches graphic designers how to build a successful business doing what they love, from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. MORE INFO