A noted graphic-design instructor/author explains the basic principles of good design in a clear, simple, enjoyable style. Williams introduces the four principles of design and defines each with simple examples familiar to the reader. Extensively illustrated with before-and-after examples of page design.A noted graphic-design instructor/author explains the basic principles of good design in a clear, simple, enjoyable style. Williams introduces the four principles of design and defines each with simple examples familiar to the reader. Extensively illustrated with before-and-after examples of page design.Read Less
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This is the best book I have come across which gives your rules for design that you can apply and that work right away. The book is written in a concise, fun and easy to assimilate style. I highly recommend it for anyone who, like me, wanted to have some idea of how to create effective designs yet had no formal training.
Jul 30, 2011
for total beginners
excellent book if you are new to the idea that images convey messages.Excellent introduction to decode those messages embedded in graphics
Mar 12, 2010
Font confidence can be yours!
Never wear the wrong fonts together again!
Know what fonts to wear where!
Use the right font to flatter your subject matter!
It can all be yours!
Buy this book.
Nov 15, 2008
An easy read that is well worth the time.
Have you ever looked at a page and thought that there was something not quite right but you couldn't put your finger on it? Or you'd like to learn more about design but don't need to be at a graphic designer level? Then The Non-Designer's Design Book is for you. It breaks down the four basic principles of design in a straightforward (and often humorous) manner. Through examples, illustrations, and short practice quizzes, you'll learn some techinques that will improve your chances of getting your message across. It is an easy read that is well worth the short investment in reading time. After reading, you'll be sure get few tips (if not more) that you can use right away. Geared toward those between the beginner and intermediate levels.
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