Materials

Books I recently ordered for this summer:


  • Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung
  • Graphic Workshop: Innovative Promotions That Work
  • All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers
  • Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators, Second Edition
  • Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities
  • 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills: For Aspiring Art Students
  • Architectural Drawing Course: Tools and Techniques for 2D and 3D Representation
  • The Elements of Typographic Style
  • Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design
  • Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design
  • The Best of Brochure Design 10
  • Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills
  • The Web Designer’s Idea Book, Vol. 2: More of the Best Themes, Trends and Styles in Website Design
  • Becoming a Digital Designer
  • Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers
  • Perspective Made Easy
  • Botanical Illustration Course: With the Eden Project
  • Rendering In Pen and Ink
  • Teaching Motion Design
  • Logolounge 4
  • The Mind Map Book
  • Master Digital Color
  • Masters of Design Corporate Brochures
Books I’ve read or own:

  • Pantone Guide To Communicating with Color
  • The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
  • Designing a Digital Portfolio
  • The Art of Thinking Sideways
  • Area by Phaidon
  • CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions
  • Smashing CSS3
  • The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Websites
  • The Education of a Graphic Designer
  • Designing Web Sites That Work: Usability for the Web
  • Real World: Digital Photography
  • Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book
  • The Packaging and Design Templates Sourcebook
  • Layout Workbook
  • Thinking With Type
  • Design Basics Index
  • Introducing Maya 2011
Books I plan on getting soon:

  • Megg’s History of Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design Theory: Readings From The Field
  • Design Discourse: History Theory Criticism
  • Basic Principles of Design (Manfred Maier)
  • Mastering Sketching: A Complete Course in 40 Lessons
  • Cosmic Motors: Spaceships, Cars, and Pilots of Another Galaxy
  • Adobe After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Book
I will be reading most of the computer language and software books on Books24x7.com, which includes books on javascript, jquery, mySQL, PHP, ruby on rails, photoshop, and after effects.

Software:

  • CS3 Design Premium and CS5 Production Premium
  • Maya 2011
  • Mudbox
  • Autodesk Smoke
  • Sketchbook Pro
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