What They Didn't Teach You in Design School


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What you actually need to know to succeed in the industry

By Phil Cleaver

With record numbers of design and advertising students graduating into the job market each year, it makes more sense now than ever before to be fully armed to succeed.

This book helps new designers make the transition from design school to work, giving them the ammunition they need for a successful start.

Here the reader will learn how to get that all-important first job, and how to impress their new employer. They will also have at their fingertips plenty of useful, practical information, essential to know in the design studio and when working for clients. Enriched with quotes and advice from some of the best and brightest in the industry, this book is where you will find out what they didn’t teach you in design school.

Author and designer Phil Cleaver honed his design and typographic skills under Alan Fletcher at Pentagram in 1977, Wim Crouwel at TD in Holland, and Michael Wolff at Wolff Olins. He was creative director of Allied International Designers during the mid-1980s, and has been described as one of England's most eminent graphic designers.

Designed by Phil Cleaver

Published by ilex Press, 2014

Hardcover, 224 pages, 2-color offset, 7.35 × 4.45 inches

ISBN: 978-1-78-157173-6

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