The List
 

Start here—the design books that have proved most useful and influential throughout my career. The time-tested ideas they contain are an education in themselves, at a cost equivalent to about one credit hour. I hope they serve you as they did me, and become references, refreshers, and inspiration for years to come. –Daniel

typographic design: form and communication
amazon | carter, day, meggs

universal principles of design
amazon | lidwell, holden, butler

logo modernism
amazon | müller

designing brand identity
amazon | wheeler

how to use graphic design...
amazon | bierut

designing type
amazon | cheng

the elements of graphic design
amazon | white

picture this
amazon | bang

the visual history of type
amazon | mcneil

design form and chaos
amazon | rand


Design Elements & Principles

::::: What Designers Need to Know (aiga)
::::: Lovett's List
::::: The Visual Elements
 

Pen Tool Pro

::::: Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide
::::: Shape Me (game)
 

Typography

::::: Butterick's Practical Typography
::::: Upping Your Type Game (Jessica Hische)
::::: Kern Me (game)

Critical Communities

::::: Typographica
::::: I love Typography
::::: Typophile

Video

::::: Jonathan Hoefler at AIGA Pivot
::::: TypeCulture Short Video Collection
::::: Karen Talks Comic Sans
::::: Trajan: The Movie Font
::::: Helvetica (Documentary by Gary Hustwit)
::::: History of Type in 5 Minutes (Stop Motion)

Playful

::::: Arial vs. Helvetica
::::: Does Papyrus Belong Here?

Selected Type Foundries

::::: Hoefler & Co.
::::: Frere-Jones
::::: FontFont
::::: The Font Bureau, Inc.
::::: House Industries
::::: Emigre
::::: Linotype
::::: Monotype
::::: Adobe

::::: PsyOps
::::: TypeRepublic
::::: Typotheque
::::: ITC
::::: LucasFonts
::::: Suitcase Type Foundry
::::: Feliciano Type Foundry
::::: Berthold Type Foundry
::::: ParaType
::::: Suomi Type Foundry
::::: Underware
::::: The League of Movable Type
::::: Mark Simonson Studio
::::: Hamilton Wood Type
::::: Rosetta Type Foundry
::::: Schiavi Type
::::: P22
::::: Elsner + Flake
::::: Mostar Design
::::: Présence Typo
::::: Dalton Maag

 

Societies, Clubs, and Organizations

::::: AIGA
::::: ICOGRADA
::::: AAF American Advertising Federation
::::: TDC Type Directors Club
::::: ADC Art Directors Club
::::: Color Association of the United States
::::: SEGD Society of Environmental Graphic Designers
::::: SPD Society of Publication Designers
::::: GAG Graphic Artists Guild
::::: GDC Graphic Designers Canada
::::: SND Society of News Design
::::: IDSA Industrial Designers Society of America
::::: FU Freelancers Union
::::: AGDA Australia

 

Job and Internship Prep

Starting the Hunt 

::::: AIGA Guide: How To Find Your First Job 
::::: CB: 12 Tips to Start A Career 
::::: Things I've Learned Along the Way 
::::: My Precioussss {Little}
::::: David Airey: Advice for Design Students
::::: AIGA After School Special

The Résumé (along with linkedin)

::::: AIGA Résumé Writing Tips
::::: Common First-Time Résumé Concerns
::::: Most Common Mistakes
::::: 5 Things to Avoid
::::: A Résumé Checklist
::::: JobHero

The Cover Letter (is an e-mail)

::::: Cover Letters That Get You Hired
::::: Cover Letter Dont's
::::: Cover Letter Basics 
::::: 10 Tips for Your Cover Letter

Prepping for an Interview

::::: Interviewing Tips for New Grads
::::: Handling Soft Skill Questions
::::: 6 Ways to Bomb an Interview
::::: How to Avoid Pitfalls in Non-Verbal Cues
::::: 3 Steps to a Successful Interview
::::: 5 Easy Ways to Make 'Em Hate You
::::: What Will They Ask? What Should I Ask?
::::: Salary Negotiation 101
::::: Negotiating Salary? A Handy Guide

Search / Research

::::: Design & Advertising Firms By City
::::: All 67 AIGA Chapters by Location
::::: D&AD Super-Search

Scuttlebutt on Agencies & Firms

::::: Glass Door

Job Portals

::::: AIGA National Portal
::::: AAF Job Bank
::::: SEGD Job Bank
::::: SPD Job Board
::::: Print + How Jobs Network
::::: Creative Hotlist

Get a Passport and Study Abroad

::::: K-State Passport Center
::::: Study Abroad through KSU
::::: KSU Department of Art Study Abroad Courses
::::: Study Abroad Programs in Graphic Design

 

Salaries and Contracts

::::: Salary Calculator
::::: The Dark Art of Pricing
::::: AIGA Standard Designer-Client Contract (Customizable Template)
::::: AIGA Professional Practice Standards

::::: Freelance Rates Calculator
::::: Getting Freelance Work
::::: No Spec! FAQ
::::: No Spec! Resources for Students
::::: What's the Difference Between Spec and Pro-Bono?
::::: Advice on Pro-Bono Design


Web, Mobile, App


Interactive Tutorials

::::: Computer Science: Ultimate Resource List
::::: W3 Schools
::::: Code Academy
::::: Code Pen


Start Here

::::: Don't Fear the Internet
::::: Web Design Terms and Concepts


Testing and Trouble-Shooting

::::: CSS Reference List
::::: HTML Tag List
::::: CSS Tricks
::::: HTML Elements, Attributes, and Link Types
::::: Mozilla CSS Reference


Interaction and Interface Fundamentals

::::: iOS Human Interface Guide
::::: Beginners Guide to Interaction Design




Inspiration


Video

::::: Short Videos on Inspirational Designers (Hillman Curtis)
::::: Critical Quotables
::::: Thirty Conversations on Design
::::: Aaron Draplin: 50 Point Plan to Wreck Your Career
::::: Paula Scher: Once You Know What You're Doing, It's Not As Good
::::: Chip Kidd: Insights Talk
::::: Michael Bierut: 5 Secrets from 86 Notebooks
::::: Michael Bierut: Let's Talk Clients
::::: Jessica Hische: Grab the Reins and JFDI
::::: Arron Draplin: What Really Matters
::::: James Victore: Your Work Is A Gift
::::: Ira Glass on the "Creative Gap" between your taste and your ability
::::: Paula Scher TED Talk: Great Design Is Serious, Not Solemn
::::: Erik Spiekermann: Life Is In Beta
::::: Paula Scher: Breakthrough, Success, and Failure
::::: Design and Happiness: Sagmeister
::::: Milton Glaser Profile
::::: Milton Glaser: Fear of Failure 


Blogs & Sites

::::: Design Observer
::::: Under Consideration (Brand New)
::::: A List Apart


Magazines (ideas people get paid for)

::::: Communication Arts
::::: Eye
::::: Print
::::: How
::::: étapes: design and visual culture
::::: Novum: World of Graphic Design

::::: Metropolis
::::: Domus
::::: Wired
::::: FastCompany
::::: Surface
::::: CMYK
::::: Ad Age
::::: Ad Week
::::: GD USA
::::: Creative Review
::::: Juxtapoz


Packaging

::::: The Dieline
::::: Lovely Package
::::: Packaging of the World


Identity & Branding

::::: Identity Designed
::::: Brand New
::::: LogoLounge
::::: Branding / Identity / Design
::::: FPO
::::: Typography Served
::::: Branding Served


Motion

::::: Squeeze Me Hub
::::: Motionographer
::::: Mograph

::::: Watch the Titles, Not the Film
::::: Art of the Title
::::: Mograph (Vimeo)


Designers ♥ Manifestos

::::: Uberlist