Robin Williams Design Workshop, Second Edition: ROBIN WILLIAMS DES _p2

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Pearson Education, Aug 10, 2006 - Computers - 99998 pages
Learn design theory and practical know-how from the award-winning author/design team, Robin Williams and John Tollett! Robin Williams introduced design and typographic principles to legions of readers with her best-selling Non-Designer's book series. Now she and designer/co-author John Tollett take you to the next level of creative design with practical advice and lessons in composition, visual impact, and design challenges.

Presented in Robin and John's signature style—writing that is so crystal clear, it's accessible to absolutely anyone—and illustrated with hundreds of full-color design examples, the ideas in this book tackle design theory, visual puns, and layout and graphics strategies for real-world projects. Developing designers will appreciate the authors' imaginative approach and well-chosen examples.
  • Discover practical and effective design principles and concepts—and how to apply them to virtually any project.
  • Learn why some designs are attention-getting and others are not.
  • Learn how to choose just the right look—corporate or casual, classic or trendy—for specific types of projects, such as business cards, letterhead and envelopes, newsletters and brochures, logos, advertising, and more.
  • Test your design acumen by comparing before-and-after examples.
  • Find a wealth of inspiration for your own design projects.
  • Gain insight into the design process by studying the work of guest designers, who offer their personal commentary and insights.

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Great simple design advice

User Review  - tmac2008 -

Lots of examples before & after and new ideas. Very simple & straightforward. I have all of her books now and highly recommend them all. Read full review


A Conversation with Critics
Idea Sparks
How Much Do You Already Know?
Taking Advantage of Clip
Working with Photographs
Understanding Design Challenges and Approaches 5 Creating Visual Impact
Business Cards Letterhead and Envelopes
Designers and the Design Process

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About the author (2006)

Robin Williams has written dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac Book; The Non-Designer's Design Book; Robin Williams Mac OS X Book; Mac OS X Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series; Robin Williams Web Design Workshop; and many more. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the web.

John Tollett has coauthored numerous books with Robin, including The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Panther Edition; three editions of The Non-Designer's Web Book; Cool Mac Apps; Robin Williams Web Design Workshop; and Macs on the Go! John has over 30 years' experience working as a professional designer and illustrator. Mos of his current projects involve web design, digital video production and editing and DVD design.

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