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This book offers a rare chance to read what graphic designers feel about their education and profession. Fifty influential designers give the low-down about their student days and their professional lives. A piece of their college work is shown alongside an example of current work. Each designer also offers a key piece of advice and a warning, making this a must-read for anyone embarking on a career in design. The book looks at the process a designer goes through in finding their 'voice'. Topics addressed include how ideas are researched and developed; design and other cultural influences, then and now; positive and negative aspects of working as a designer; motivations for becoming a designer; and whether it's really possible to teach design. Contributors include Stefan Sagmeister, James Goggin, Karlssonwilker, Studio Dumbar, Cornel Windlin, Daniel Eatock, Spin, Hyperkit and Christian Kusters.
Frank Philippin and Billy Kiosoglou met while studying graphic design and set up Brighten the Corners after graduating from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1999. They now have studios in London and Stuttgart. Frank is Professor of Graphic Design at Darmstadt University.
THE STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL WORK OF 50 GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Andreas Gnass U9 visuelle Allianz Offenbach Andrew Stevens Graphic Thought Facility (GTF) London Annelys de Vet Brussels Antonio S. Gomes barbara says... Lisbon Ben Branagan London Bernd Hilpert unit-design Frankfurt am Main Brian Webb Webb & Webb London Christian Heusser Equipo Basel Daniel Eatock London Danijela Djokic Projekttriangle Design Studio Stuttgart Emmi Salonen Studio Emmi London Marie & Eric Gaspar EricandMarie Paris Fons Hickmann Fons Hickmann m23 Berlin Hans Dieter Reichert HDR Visual Communication East Malling Holger Jacobs Mind Design London Hoon Kim Why Not Smile New York Hyoun Youl Joe Hey Joe Seoul Isabelle Swiderski Seven25 Vancouver James Goggin Practise Chicago Jan Wilker karlssonwilker New York Julie Gayard Jutojo Berlin Kai von Rabenau mono.graphie Berlin Ken Garland London Kirsty Carter A Practice for Everyday Life London Kristine Matthews Studio Matthews Seattle Lars Harmsen MAGMA Brand Design Karlsruhe Laurent Lacour Hauser Lacour Frankfurt am Main Liza Enebeis Studio Dumbar Rotterdam Lucinda Newton-Dunn space-to-think Los Angeles Maki Suzuki Abake London Marc van der Heijde Studio Dumbar Rotterdam Margaret Calvert London Marion Fink Basel Martin Lorenz TwoPoints.Net Barcelona Matthias Gorlich Studio Matthias Gorlich Darmstadt Michael Georgiou G Design Studio Athens Nikki Gonnissen Thonik Amsterdam Oliver Klimpel Bu?ro International London Paul Barnes London Prem Krishnamurthy Project Projects New York Renata Graw Plural Chicago Richard Walker KK Outlet/Kesselskramer London Sandra Ellen Hoffmann Robbiani Visual Studies Berne Sascha Lobe L2M3 Stuttgart Stefan Sagmeister Sagmeister New York Sven Voelker Sven Voelker Studio Berlin Tim Balaam Hyperkit London Urs Lehni Lehni-Tru?b, Rollo Press, Corner College Zu?rich Yasmin Khan Counterspace Los Angeles Yves Fidalgo Fulguro Lausanne Appendix with additional information on the education and further influences of the 50 designers
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