Becoming a Digital Designer: A Guide to Careers in Web, Video, Broadcast, Game and Animation 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.
Who Wants to be a Digital Designer?.
Author’s Dialog: Talking About the Digital Revolution.
Plus ça Change.
Word Up: A Glossary.
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE DIGITAL.
Chapter One: Speaking Computer.
A Designer By Any Other Name.
Chapter Two: Action/Reaction.
Tran.sit Studio Tour.
Chapter Three: Information Visualization.
High Tech Graffiti.
Reuters - Angela Greene/Ed Schlossberg.
Gore - Duarte Design.
Cornell Medical Center - Joshua Hester.
Chapter Four: Designing for Growth.
Digital Dark Age.
Daylife - Tom Tercek.
Chapter Five: Designing for Multiple Devices.
Next New Networks - Tim Shey.
PART TWO: MEDIA AND METHODS.
Khoi Vinh on “What it Takes”.
The Perfect Portfolio.
Where the Jobs Are.
Being Digitally Indispensable.
Chapter Six: Web Design.
Liz Danzico .
Jason Santa Maria.
Doug Powell - Type 1 Tools.
AlvinLustig.com - Greg D’Onofrio + Patricia Belen.
Understanding Duchamp - Andrew Stafford.
New York Times Tablet - Nick Bilton.
Commix - Jesse Willmon.
Chapter Seven: Motion Design.
Chapter Eight: Game Design.
Rodney Alan Greenblat.
Chapter Nine: Digital Entrepreneurs.
Student Digital Entrepreneurs.
Very Short List - Bonnie Siegler.
Chapter Ten: Blogs.
Kate Bingamean- Burt.
Core 77 - Stuart Constantine.
Chapter Eleven: Beyond the Screen.
Motorola Hand Held - Kim Mingo.
Ellis Island - Angela Greene/Ed Schlossberg.
Seventh Avenue - Mikon.
Chapter Twelve: Illustration.
Saint of the Month - Josh Gosfield.
Chapter Thirteen: Typography and Graphic Design.
PART THREE: DIGITAL EDUCATION.
Chapter Fourteen: The Education Matrix.
Digital Media for Designers 101.
Denise Gonzales Crisp.
David Womack 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.
- Complete guide to evolving digital design disciplines that offer some of today's most sought-after job opportunities including web, video, broadcast, game and animation
- Steven Heller is highly respected with fantastic name recognition in the design community
- Provides a clear, comprehensive overview of the field of digital design-and offers interviews with over 35 leading digital designers and educators
- Covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job
- Over 400 striking illustrations, and a lively interior bring the book to life and make it visually appealing to anyone interested in digital design as a career
- Explains different educational paths and their prerequisites and requirements
"If you're new to the field, or haven't gone digital yet, Becoming a Digital Designer is the perfect guide. See what they have to say about the present, and the future, of digital design - and expand your career opportunities - with Becoming a Digital Designer." (Step Inside Design; Jan/Feb 2008)