Posted by: bluesyemre | June 8, 2017

15 #Books every #Designer needs to read by Jacinta Spies


When looking for inspiration in the world of design, one of your best sources are your peers. The people who have been through the same and are willing to share their experience. However, everyone is brought up with a different background, and a designer must consider many aspects in order to create successful work. Reading about strategies, thoughts and process within a range of themes will only help a designer over designer’s block, but also expand their horizons.

1. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

2. Tibor Kalman, Perverse Optimist by Tibor Kalman


3. How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World by Michael Bierut


4. 100 Ideas that changed Graphic Design by Steven Heller


5. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte


6. The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

7. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown

8. Just my type: A book about fonts by Simon Garfield


9. Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design by William Lidwell


10. Designing Design by Kenya Hara


11. Design Elements, Color Fundamentals: A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding How Color Affects Design by Aaris Sherin


12. Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye by Rudolf Arnheim


13. 100 Things Every Designer needs to know about People by Susan Weinschenk


14. Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen your Design by David Sherwin


15. Sustainable by Design: Explorations in Theory and Practice by Stuart Walker

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