How to Grow as a Graphic Designer

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Jan 1, 2005 - ART - 229 pages
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Helping graphic designers find professional and spiritual support in the ever-demanding struggle to stay creative and profitable, this book reveals how some of today's most successful and intriguing designers keep growing as artists and as people with the power to affect public attitudes. Topics addressed include how to keep track of one's vision, the meaning of success, what sustains designers spiritually, and how to embrace change and stay fluid. Also provided is priceless peer advice on strategic issues such setting a goal for one's company, growing or shrinking a business, and promoting one's uniqueness.
  

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Contents

Introduction
Defining Yourself
Defining Yourself
Defining Yourself
Defining Success
Defining Success
Defining Success
Confidence and Other Leaky Boats
Promising Side Trails
Promising Side Trails
Promising Side Trails
Monitoring Your Progress
Monitoring Your Progress
Monitoring Your Progress
Community
Mentors

Confidence and Other Leaky Boats
Confidence and Other Leaky Boats
Confidence and Other Leaky Boats
Finding Time to Think
Finding Time to Think
Finding Time to Think
Finding Time to Think
Finding Time to Think
Finding Time to Think
Drawing Up a Map
Drawing Up a Map
Clients
Pro Bono Work
Being Able to Laugh
The Inherent Powers of a Graphic Designer
You Will Never Arrive
What to Do When You Get There
Final Words through the Incomplete Manifesto
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Catharine Fishel specializes in working with and writing about designers and related industries. She is editor of the website http: //www.LogoLounge.com and is the author of many books about design, including "Redesigning Identity, The Perfect Package, Designing for Children, LogoLounge I, LogoLounge II, LogoLounge III, LogoLounge IV, Inside the Business of Graphic Design, and How to Grow as a Graphic Designer".

Bill Gardner is president of Gardner Design and has produced work for Learjet, Thermos, Nissan, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Kroger, Hallmark, Cargill Corporation, and the 2004 Athens Olympics. He is the author of "LogoLounge I, LogoLounge II, LogoLounge III, and LogoLounge IV", and he lives in Wichita, Kansas.

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