Powered by Design: An Introduction to Problem Solving with Graphic Design
By Reneé Stevens
The design industry has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Effective and successful designers no longer need to just "make things," they need to be curious thinkers who understand how to solve problems that have a true impact on the world we live in and how to show the power of designing for social good. Now more than ever, the graphic design industry needs a book that teaches the foundations and theories of design while simultaneously speaking to the topics of history, ethics, and accessibility in order to make designs that are the most effective for humanity.
In Powered by Design, educator, designer, and public speaker Reneé Stevens brings a truly up to date and thoughtful approach to an introduction to graphic design. With a conversational and approachable tone, Stevens' book is for anyone who wants to gain a more practical understanding of what graphic design is today, and the power and potential it has: from students to novice graphic designers to anyone who wants to build a solid foundation of design skills so that they can work more effectively with professional designers.
Stevens covers topics such as: choosing the right typeface, hierarchy and visual weight, creating design systems, balancing tension, visualizing data, understanding color and mood, and more.
Design has the power and potential to make real impact in our everyday lives, and this book will show you how to do that starting with your first design experience.
Published by Rocky Nook, 2020
Softcover, 240 pages, full color, 7 × 9 inches