Becoming A Digital Designer
A Guide to Careers in Web, Video, Broadcast, Game, + Animation DesignBook - 2008
From the author of the bestselling Becoming a Graphic Designer and the editor of Adobe Think Tank comes this clear overview of the field of digital design
This complete guide to the evolving digital design disciplines opens the door to today’s most sought-after job opportunities in Web, video, broadcast, game, and animation design. Featuring over 45 interviews with leading digital designers and more than 225 illustrations, the book covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. This is an ideal starting point for anyone considering a career in the digital design world.
Steven Heller (New York, NY) is the co-chair of the MFA Designer As Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author or editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture, including Becoming a Graphic Designer (0-471-71506-9). David Womack (New York, NY) writes about trends in design and technology for numerous publications and consults on digital strategy for leading organizations. He is the editor of Adobe Think Tank.
Heller (design criticism, School of Visual Arts, New York) and Womack (author of articles on design and technology trends) offer insights for readers learning digital design for web, broadcast, video, game, and animation careers. Five initial chapters discuss action and reaction, design for multiple devices, and design for growth, among other topics. The majority of the book is devoted to interviews with designers on pushing limits of artistic and entrepreneurial techniques. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer
Not that long ago, graphic design happened mostly on paper. With an X-acto knife, glue, a light table, and a measure of talent, you'd produce beautiful and effective design for publication. Today, a well-rounded graphic designer can find a career in a huge range of media - Web, video, broadcast, computer games, animations, and yes, even print - blurring the boundaries between disciplines and exploring new creative possibilities.
Authors Steven Heller and David Womack give you a comprehensive guide to the individuals, tools, and trends that are shaping digital design, and so provide an essential resource for anyone considering a career in the field. They look at the many areas of the digital design market, covering everything from the education and training you'll need, design specialties to consider, and the different work setting that may influence your choices. They tell you how to prepare an effective portfolio; how to find a job in your chosen specialty; and what you'll need to advance in your career.