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Hi my names Kayleigh I'm a 24 year old designer of sorts.

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How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy
I won this book in the Evolution & Us Big Giveaway and it arrived yesterday. And I did not put it down I read all of it in a day, which is a first for me because normally books take me a while even if they’re good its like a month or two reading time. I’m really glad that this is the book I won, because it was honestly VERY helpful. Its really interesting to read the advice and get different bits of information from people who are experienced. The sections I really enjoyed were the How To Find A Job section which has helped me get that I should actually take the time to post work to places to add a more personal touch, and the Freelance or Setting Up A Studio section this helped me realise that as much as I can work on my own, I definitely feel better and work better with other people to bounce ideas off. This is because I find I get way too consumed in the smallest thing for too long, and majority of the time I’ll post work or send it to people for opinions anyway which is what I prefer. The book also raised alot of issues about more social and ethical aspects and social & ethical design in general, this is the work I am more interested in, I honestly would not be happy just sat at a mac all day designing something that was for say, a company who have morals that I don’t agree with. And I was talking to my friend and I think thats another reason why I’m struggling to find a placement because I’m not a 100% into what some of the companies stand for and the work they do. So I’m going to be refocusing that alot more, with hopefully being able to find some charities or in-house studios to contact.
Its a great book can you tell from the huge ramble? Its very well designed Bibliotheque did an incredible job, I love the creamy off white stock and the little intermissions of grey for the new chapters. The grid structure and the captions make it easy and pleasant to read too. So kudos to them for designing the book, its amazing.
So if you’re a student, recent graduate or are a designer and just want a very good read then this is definitely worth the investment.

How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy

I won this book in the Evolution & Us Big Giveaway and it arrived yesterday. And I did not put it down I read all of it in a day, which is a first for me because normally books take me a while even if they’re good its like a month or two reading time. I’m really glad that this is the book I won, because it was honestly VERY helpful. Its really interesting to read the advice and get different bits of information from people who are experienced. The sections I really enjoyed were the How To Find A Job section which has helped me get that I should actually take the time to post work to places to add a more personal touch, and the Freelance or Setting Up A Studio section this helped me realise that as much as I can work on my own, I definitely feel better and work better with other people to bounce ideas off. This is because I find I get way too consumed in the smallest thing for too long, and majority of the time I’ll post work or send it to people for opinions anyway which is what I prefer. The book also raised alot of issues about more social and ethical aspects and social & ethical design in general, this is the work I am more interested in, I honestly would not be happy just sat at a mac all day designing something that was for say, a company who have morals that I don’t agree with. And I was talking to my friend and I think thats another reason why I’m struggling to find a placement because I’m not a 100% into what some of the companies stand for and the work they do. So I’m going to be refocusing that alot more, with hopefully being able to find some charities or in-house studios to contact.

Its a great book can you tell from the huge ramble? Its very well designed Bibliotheque did an incredible job, I love the creamy off white stock and the little intermissions of grey for the new chapters. The grid structure and the captions make it easy and pleasant to read too. So kudos to them for designing the book, its amazing.

So if you’re a student, recent graduate or are a designer and just want a very good read then this is definitely worth the investment.