Author(s): Jason Simmons
"The Designer's Desktop Manual" unravels the essential technical aspects of key areas of print and screen-based design, type and typography, colour, imaging, layout, and printing, via step-by-step projects and inspirational examples. Each section will analyse the technological issues - from the most basic, introductory techniques and principles, to more advanced practices - and the skills needed to work within each area of design. "The Designer's Desktop Manual" empowers the amateur or student designer, tackling common technical problems and establishing best-practice guidelines alongside a wealth of technical hints and tips. "The Designer's Desktop Manual" also puts the most up-to-date digital and hand-made techniques into the context of the evolution of design, allowing the design student to gain a deeper knowledge of design processes and techniques.
Jason Simmons is an award-winning art director and designer. He has over 15 years of editorial design and magazine brand development experience, including the art direction of MacUser magazine. He lives in Brighton, UK.