Design Basics Index

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David & Charles, 2004 - Commercial art - 359 pages
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Design Basics Index is full of inspiration for those working in the graphics industry, or those seeking to find a way in. The book guides the reader through a progression of visual and conceptual theories to samples and exercises that will stretch the designer's imagination and creativity. Also included is a section of advice and strategies for gaining agency and freelance work in graphic design, one of the most popular and difficult industries to break into. The Index series has become successful and popular for its hard-working approach and its vigorous and inspiring exercises.

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User Review  - KVHardy - LibraryThing

The copy I read was a library book, but now I will be purchasing this for my own library. I find it to be an extremely useful with all kinds of examples and exercises that go along with each chapter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris_Reads - LibraryThing

Helpful before and after designs (i.e., how to fix a design). Encourages exploration of different layouts. Provides definitions of all elements of design. "Effective grouping streamlines the viewer's ... Read full review

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A freelance designer and author, Jim Krause has worked with clients such as Cingular, Kodak and Microsoft. He's the author of many books for designers and artists, including "Color Index", "Color Index 2", "Idea Index", "Type Idea Index", "Layout Index", "Design Basics Index", "Creative Sparks", "Photo Idea Index", and the "Photo Idea Index: People, Places and Things" series (all from HOW Books).

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