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Make Your Own Luck: A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design and Illustration [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Kate Moross
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3 Mar 2014
From art school student to designer for Nike, Topshop, and Google, Kate Moross has lived the life that young graphic artists dream of. But it hasn't always been a smooth ride, and in this informative memoir and guide Moross offers true insider's tips on how to make it in a highly competitive field. Written in an approachable, forthright, and refreshingly honest tone, Make Your Own Luck features chapters on how to thrive in art school, developing your own style, how to self-promote, collaboration with other artists, how to deal with 'copycats,' and when to consider working for free. She also touches on the fine points of music packaging and videos, how to find an agent, and looks back on the touchstone moments that helped shape her career. Designed to mimic Moross's signature bold, brightly coloured style, this book is filled with dozens of examples of her work for companies such as Google, Adidas, and Nokia, as well as musicians including Simian Mobile Disco, Jessie Ware, Zomby, and Pictureplane. Irreverent and packed with enormously helpful tips for designers of all stripes, Make Your Own Luck is certain to become an indispensable guide for anyone interested in graphic art as a vocation or hobby.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (3 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791349104
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791349107
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 19.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Full of typography, illustration and photographs of her work and studio, here's hoping Make Your Own Luck is just the first in a series of books to help designers and creatives overcome self-imposed boundaries. --itsnicethat.com, 20th February 2014

Moross' infectious enthusiasm and sheer love for design, coupled with her clear-headed pragmatism and a no-nonsense approach to business render this how-to guide an invaluable source of inspiration for budding entrepeneurs. --Aesthetica Magazine

It's marvellous. --The Guardian, March 2014

About the Author

Kate Moross is a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. She has worked prolifically, creating vibrant artwork for some of the world's most successful companies. In 2012 she launched Studio Moross, a full-service creative design studio based in London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational 8 Aug 2014
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As an illustrator I found this book very inspirational, especially for someone starting out making work or looking for jobs etc. It is very bold, colourful and interesting but doesn't get bogged down with too much detail which I personally really liked. I've now become a big fan of her designs and most of all her work ethic which really comes across in this book. It just shows you that if you want and love something bad enough you'll put in the hard work to succeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Graphic Design Master 30 April 2014
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Bought it for my Son taking his Degree. Kate Moross is his favourite designer, so nothing but Wow came out of his mouth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely great, easy read 4 Aug 2014
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Absolutely great, easy read, fun, entertaining and full of wonderful work and advice. Book came on time and was in great contition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great design book 16 July 2014
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Brilliant book to own for any designer or enthusiast. Full of great illustrations to inspire anyone.
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Very good!
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