Tag Archives: design books

The Strategic Designer

Strategy is important, today more than ever. Design is so much more than color, type, and image: It’s a way to boost project success rates and determine solutions to problems. This book, very thoughtfully written by Dave Holston, doesn’t look very fun. In fact, it’s a lot of text. Not many images. But here’s...

Handmade Type Workshop by Charlotte Rivers

This book not only has gorgeous, inspirational examples of handmade letterforms, but also really useful tutorials and behind-the-design information. The author covers virtually every possible way to create typography, including illustration, digital rendering, hand-drawn, printed and stitched, and found object photography. Then, she outlines how to take hand-crafted lettering and transform it into a...

The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money by Ilise Benun

I love this book because it breaks down the sometimes-complicated, sometimes-stressful business of talking about and managing money into small actionable items. Ilise’s writing style is friendly, straightforward and honest. In fact, I think the best thing about this book is that she gives you actual phrases to use when talking with clients about...