Graphic Design for Nondesigners: Essential Knowledge, Tips, and Tricks, Plus 20 Step-by-Step Projects for the Design Novice
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Graphic Design for Nondesigners: Essential Knowledge, Tips, and Tricks, Plus 20 Step-by-Step Projects for the Design Novice

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Not a graphic designer? Not a problem! Whether the project's a birthday card, a poster, or a flier, Graphic Design for Nondesigners is here to help. Twenty step-by-step projects for designing everything from Web sites to business cards to T-shirts are accompanied by a clear and concise initiation into the basic principles of graphic design—including the effective use of sp...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 29th 2009 by Chronicle Books (first published 2009)
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Rachel Smalter Hall
I've been looking for some practical graphic design tips for doing my own design work on the cheap, and thought this was bound to be the perfect little volume! Verdict? Just OK. The concepts were more abstract than practical, and Seddon veers towards saying that "there aren't really any rules, so just do what looks good." I got an earful about watching out for so-called "trapped white space," but didn't learn anything new about alignment, color, or any concrete aesthetic principles.

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Kendra
A very well laid out book on graphic design. I liked that they presented 20 everyday projects at the end of the book. Very accessible and easy to understand. I think we should get it for our library.
Allison Parker
A good, basic introduction to design. I enjoyed examining the numerous example projects in the last chapter for inspiration.
Jessica
There are about four pages on web design, which are pretty bad and could have been left out, but the rest is quite helpful.
Nurshafiqa
practical, actually quite helpful.
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