Know Your Onions: Graphic Design: How to Think Like a Creative, Act Like a Businessman and Design Like a God Paperback – 3 Feb 2014
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About the Author
Drew de Soto: Proprietor of Nancy Victor Gallery and Director of Navig8 Ltd
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Top Customer Reviews
Turns out I didn't know it all. The author is not only extremely knowledgeable in his field but he also has some excellent time-saving tips that I never would have thought of using. I especially enjoyed the section on the principles of typography.
I would recommend this book to anyone in the design industry whether they're starting out or have been in the industry a lifetime. There's still plenty to learn as I just have.
Reading this book, it's like having a one to one tutorial with the author. Warm, witty and full of tips that can only come from experience, I found it hard to put down. Not only was I instantly engaged with the content but I also found myself actively starting to think in a different way.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone involved in - or interested in - the design process, whether a fully fledged creative or talented amateur: you certainly won't be disappointed - and could learn a lot.
I had an idea for a book and had used various online sites to try and turn my idea into a reality. They only took me so far. Drew and his book took me further. His insider knowledge on the industry as well as his thorough knowledge of graphic design and running a graphic design business is outstanding and laid out extremely clearly in his book. Plus he made me laugh. Once out loud on the tube. Heads turned to see what funny book I was reading. A book on graphic design? Who would have thought it? The biggest thing is realising the stuff that you see looks good on a page but don't know why. Drew explains it all and how to do it. So, hopefully, my book, because of Drew's, may find its way into the big wide world.
Think like a creative. Act like a businessman. OK.
Design like a God? Could get you into trouble.
I'm not a qualified graphic designer, I'm self taught in the Adobe Creative Suite packages, I dabble in illustration and love picking out fonts. Reading this book has inspired me to finally go and get a graphic design qualification. Even the bits that aren't yet relevant to my day to day work, like the ins and outs of printing were interesting.
I liked the author's sense of humour and turn of phrase - it wasn't patronising or too jargon heavy. I would imagine this is a handy book to have around even if you are a qualified graphic designer with a few years experience under your belt. It never hurts to read for inspiration or a new point of view.
One tip - maybe don't read this on the beach like I did - the cover tends to absorb sun cream (-:
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great insight to Graphic Design with very helpful tips and information throughout. I would recommend this to anyone interested in graphic design, experienced or not. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing! A must have for your library. Please don't hesitate, buy it! You will not regret it.Published 3 months ago by P.Ch
I bought this as I've worked away from design for quite a few years and wanted to refresh my memory. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Hopper
This is a great book for me. I am not from a creative background but find myself in a creative environment now. Read morePublished 6 months ago by RB