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Robin Williams Design Workshop

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If you just stumbled into design, maybe via a hobby that grew into a career, and you want to improve your work without having to enroll in a degree program, this book can bridge some of the gaps in your acumen. Not really a primer on basic facts, Design Workshop is more like a guide to style.

The first chapter quizzes readers on mostly technical, basic details of design (l

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ebook, Second Edition, 280 pages
Published August 10th 2006 by Peachpit Press (first published October 26th 2000)
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Aaron
Nov 14, 2012 Aaron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No, not by that Robin Williams. Should I include textbooks in this list? A (relatively) fun read. If you're going to make anything design related - whether it be a flyer, business card, website, or a logo, At least read the chapter in this book about that specific topic. Contains lots of good examples of how to create a good design. However, got really repetitive after the first 90 pages (out of 280).
Russell Proctor
Jan 22, 2013 Russell Proctor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robin Williams really knows her stuff. I've used this book time and time again for reference and would not be without it!
Casey
Jun 10, 2008 Casey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, design
One of my all-time favorite design books, although it is getting a little old now. The pictures may look out of date, but the principles are still good. "Don't be a wimp!"
Hoby
Aug 11, 2008 Hoby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nice little book to have on hand.. quick reminders for keeping your designs balanced and compelling.
Marico
Aug 04, 2007 Marico rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: designers and artists, amateur or professional, and anyone who enjoys design at all
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Robin Williams is an incredible writer. She is genuinely humorous and you feel like you are chatting with a friend while reading her work. This is my favorite design book to date.
Samantha
Oct 03, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: design
I still have a lot to learn. This book helped me assess my knowledge of design. The section on websites in the edition I read could use updating.
Richard Luciano
Feb 24, 2013 Richard Luciano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is one of my favorite's out of her series of books. Extremely well thought out and executed. I always look forward to Robin's next book. Keep up the great work!
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Robin P. Williams is an American writer of computer-related books. She is particularly known for her manuals of style The Mac is Not a Typewriter and The Non-Designer's Design Book, as well as numerous manuals for various Mac OS operating systems and applications, including The Little Mac Book.

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