5 Great Resources to Help You Advance Your Design Career

mds_brandingyourselfcollection-500We’re always looking for design career resources to help us (and our readers) bring our A-game to the table. Sure, you’ve been to design school, but there’s always more to be learned—whether it’s developing new skills, creating a strategic plan for success, or taking a fresh look at the industry.

MyDesignShop put together a little resource pack that includes some of our favorite design books, insights and even some helpful supplies to boost your creative career. We’re particularly stoked about the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection because it’s now available for only $59.99.

Check out what’s inside:

5 Resources to Help Strengthen Your Personal Brand and Build a Successful Design Career

Take the opportunity to build on your existing design knowledge and skill set with the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection, and catch up on the design fundamentals you may not have already known. With the resources and tools provided, you’ll have plenty of inspiration to keep your creativity flowing, and the knowledge you’ll need to rejuvenate your graphic design career.

What They Didn’t Teach You in Design School

by Phil Cleaver

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This hardcover book provides advice on the stage from graduating, and getting into a studio and staying there as a valued designer, and explores best design practices. Though predominantly serving as a useful guide and bridge in the first year of your career as a designer, it should also be considered an essential tool that can be consulted when you’re unsure of what to do next. Get it as part of the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection, or get the book individually here.


Success by Design

by David Sherwin

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From David Sherwin, the man that brought you the best selling Creative Workshop, here comes the business side of being creative! Success by Design is a reference for designers to remind themselves of best practices in the industry. Complex business advice and information is distilled into an easy-to-reference format that’s not meant to be read cover-to-cover, but to answer questions in the moment! Get it as part of the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection, or get the book individually here.


 

Build Your Own Brand: Strategies, Prompts and Exercises for Marketing Yourself

By Robin Landa

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Building a personal brand is about determining the things that make you different from every other designer and shining a big bright spotlight on them. Build Your Own Brand will help you explore, develop, distill and determine a distinctive brand essence, differentiate yourself and create your visual identity and personal branding statement. Get it as part of the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection, or get the book individually here.


 

By Terry Lee Stone, Julie Ann Sims, Doug Bartow, The Creative Group, Peg Faimon, Tim Lapetino, Armin Vit, Bryony Gomez-Palacio

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Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the design field for a while, it’s essential for you to nurture your career. This guide to design careers will help you navigate your path from portfolios to promotions to on-the-job issues. Get it as part of the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection, or get the download individually here.


Planning Your Design Career – OnDemand Design Webcast

By Jeni Herberger

You know you want to do great design work. But do you dream about owning your own firm someday? Do you want to learn more about business strategy? Are you interested in leading a team? Discover your career goals and learn how to chart the course of your dreams. Get it as part of the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection, or get the download individually here.

All of these resources are available as part of the Branding Yourself and Your Design Career Collection, which is now available for only $59.99! Check it out in MyDesignShop.


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