8 Book Suggestions
Here’s a list and links to some of my favorite books related to design and what you can expect to get from each book. If you’re not into reading, force yourself. It took me way too long to realize there’s information in books that you can’t easily find online. If you’re “too busy” try audio-books. They can be very inspirational to listen to while you work.
by Austin Kleon
A great short book that you can read in a few sittings. This book goes over the facts about creativity. Everyone is inspired by everyone and everything and you must use those experiences to create your voice.
by Austin Kleon
Another short but sweet book from Austin Kleon this book encourages artists to share something everyday. This book is the reason I have an alarm go off everyday to share something. Doesn’t just have to be work though, it can be anything that gives people an idea of who you are and what you care about.
by Jocelyn K. Glei
A great book from the 99u series that’s more like several short stories from some of the most knowledgeable people on how they manage their day and cut the things that makes them unproductive.
by Steven Johnson
One of my favorite books that goes into several inventions and how they came to existence. Creativity is about experiencing things and making connections to create “new” ideas.
by Steven Pressfield
I only like about 50% of this book but there’s so many little sections that will get you thinking about how you can work harder and create more. “the more scared you are of a something, the more sure you can be that you have to do it.”
by David Airey
A fantastic book for people getting started in freelance.
by Jenn Visocky O’Grady and Ken Visocky O’Grady
A great book that helped me understand the value of the artwork that I create for clients and their users. Keep metrics on everything!
by Tim Hoover and Jessica Karle Heltzel
This book is a series of Q&A with some of the greatest minds in design. They talk about several topics like starting their business and overcoming failures.
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