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Virtual displays featuring eBooks from UNO Libraries.

Graphic Design


by Maison Horton

The age of the computer has expanded the bounds of design to near-limitless potential, especially with the array of tools available to modern designers. Whether your canvas is in Photoshop, Canva, or in a simple sketchbook, the design skills you learn and hone are valuable in building a portfolio fit for the 21st century. Check out these eBooks for all things "graphic design."

In this display:​

  • Adams, S. (2017). Color design workbook: New, revised edition. Quarto Publishing Group USA.
  • Anderson, G., & Anderson, G. (2016). The graphic design idea book: Inspiration from 50 masters. Laurence King Publishing.
  • Burrough, Xtine. (2020). Foundations of digital art and design with adobe creative cloud (2nd). New Riders.
  • Cyr, L. L. (2006). Graphic workshop: Innovative promotions that work. Quarto Publishing Group USA.
  • Dawson, P., Foster, J., Seddon, T., & Adams, S. (2017). Graphic design rules: 365 essential design dos and don'ts. Quarto Publishing Group UK.
  • Glitschka, V., & Howalt, P. (1989). Design: logo. Quarto Publishing Group USA.
  • Heller, S. (2013). Writing and research for graphic designers: A designer's manual to strategic communication and presentation. Quarto Publishing Group USA.
  • Heller, S., & Ilic, M. (2012). Stop, think, go, do: How typography and graphic design influence behavior. Quarto Publishing Group USA.
  • Janda, M. (2013). Burn your portfolio: stuff they don't teach you in design school, but should. New Riders.
  • Lees-Maffei, G. (2015). Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things. Bloomsbury Visual Arts.
  • Poulin, R. (2018). Design school : Layout: a practical guide for students and designers. Rockport Publishers.
  • Poulin, R. (2018). The language of graphic design-updated and revised: An illustrated handbook for understanding fundamental design principles. Quarto Publishing Group USA.
  • Saltz, I. (2019). Typography essentials: 100 design principles for working with type (Vol. Revised and updated). Rockport Publishers.
  • Snider, G. (2017). The shape of ideas: An illustrated exploration of creativity. Abrams.
  • Wheeler, A. (2012). Designing brand identity: An essential guide for the whole branding team. J. Wiley & Sons.