From the Back Cover
Design, redefineda guide to your career options in one of this century's most exciting fields
Building on the past successes of Becoming a Graphic Designer and Becoming a Digital Designer, this newly combined fifth edition addresses the demands of finding and succeeding at a design career in the 21st century.
With an emphasis on portfolio-building and requirements, this single-source guide contains portfolio inspiration from experts in graphic design fields like advertising, data visualization, and film design.
Interviews with leading designers like Michael Bierut, Stefan Sagmeister, and Mirko Ilic give readers an insider's perspective on career trajectory and a glimpse into everyday operations at a variety of companies and firms.
- Over 80 interviews and essays from people who have already "made it"
- International coverage of digital and traditional design work
- Hundreds of striking images from real portfolios
- Access to 10 video interviews with real designers at work
- Discussion of specific career options in print, interactive, and motion design.
From landing competitive jobs to setting out on your own or starting your own studio, Becoming a Graphic and Digital Designer has the advice and information you need to get going.
About the Author
Steven Heller is co-chair of the School of Visual Arts MFA design program. He has written over 170 books on design and has been a contributor or contributing editor to nearly 25 magazines, including Print, Eye, and Baseline. Steven writes the "Visuals" column for the New York Times Book Review.
Véronique Vienne writes books and conducts workshops on design criticism as a creative tool. She is a former magazine art director and has served as a faculty member and lecturer at art and design colleges in the United States and Europe.