What They Didn’t Teach You in Design School

Ironically I just finished a course on professional design practices that taught me most of the skills Phil Cleaver wrote in his new book titled What They Didn’t Teach You in Design School. Similar to the topics in the book, we worked on our resume, business card, leave behind, video resume and portfolio. We discussed extensively on job interview, freelance and presentational skills. This book would have been a perfect companion for that class. Prof. Phil has some good tips on typography and responsive web design. What makes the book stood out is the design of the book itself. The typesetting is beautiful and the typographic puns are a visual pleasure. I am definitely recommending it to the teacher to be used for his next class, but this is also a great guide for graduating students looking to get their foot in the door.

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