Tuesday, 31 August 2010


A few new additions to our book selection arrived today. First up is How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators If you are feeling that your portfolio is a little tired and uninspired or you just don't know where to start, this new publication from Laurence King could be the answer and is a great tool for designers/ graduates and students alike.

This book shows those embarking on an illustration or graphic design career how best to put together an effective, professional portfolio. It discusses what to include and how to organize and display the work, and also advises on presentation techniques and self-promotion. Both print and virtual portfolios are covered. The book also features a listings section detailing online resources and publications to aid research; suppliers; specialist libraries; industry-related trade fairs; and professional organizations.

Next we have a new edition of the much loved and very popular How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing your Soul . Many of you will be familiar with this title, of which this is an updated 2nd edition with all new imagery and updated interviews, but for those of you who aren't, this book addresses the concerns of young designers who want to earn a living by doing expressive and meaningful work and avoid becoming a hired drone working on soulless projects. Offering straight-talking advice on how to establish your design career and suggestions - that you won’t have been taught at college - for running a successful business. This revised, extended edition includes all-new chapters covering professional skills, design thinking, and global trends, including green issues, ethics and the rise of digital culture.

And finally... a mini edition of The Picture Book: Contemporary Illustration
It is a comprehensive survey of new and exciting work from across the globe that will appeal to experts and newcomers alike.

Compiled by award-winning designer Angus Hyland, The Picture Book presents a broad spectrum of styles, techniques and subject matter representative of current trends and innovations to create a stunning compendium of work. Each artist's work is accompanied by a self-portrait and a short, illuminating profile exploring their inspirations and their approach both to illustration and to their career.

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