Becoming a graphic designer: a guide to careers in design

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J. Wiley & Sons, 2006 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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A revision of the bestselling visual guide to becoming a graphic designer

Becoming a Graphic Designer provides a comprehensive survey of the graphic design market, including complete coverage of print and electronic media and the evolving digital design disciplines that offer today's most sought-after jobs. Featuring 65 interviews with today's leading designers, this visual guide has more than 600 illustrations and covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. The book offers profiles of major industries and key design disciplines, including all-new coverage of careers in exhibition design and illustration.

Steven Heller (New York, NY) is Art Director of the New York Times Book Review and cochair of the MFA/Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author of over 80 books on design and popular culture. Teresa Fernandes (Greenwich, CT) is a publications designer and art director.

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Steven Heller is senior art director of the New York Times Book Review and Chair of the MFA/Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the author of more than ninety books on design and popular culture, as well as a contributor or contributing editor of nearly twenty magazines, including Print, EYE magazine, Baseline magazine, I.D. magazine, Graphis, and Design Issues.

Teresa Fernandes is a graphic designer and the principal of TFD Studio in Connecticut. She is the coauthor (with Steven Heller) of The Business of Illustration.

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