Thursday, 4 November 2010

Publishing Success

The Graphic Design Exercise Book is the title of the latest book to be co-written by senior lecturer in Graphic Communication, Jessica Glaser. This book examines a series of challenging design briefs, created to reignite a designer’s creativity and enthusiasm while also imparting new skills. Each section helpfully includes a detailed methodology providing a comprehensive explanation of the design process. A range of well respected industry insiders have been interviewed by Jessica Glaser and her co-author (ex School of Art and Design senior lecturer Carolyn Knight), generously contributing their specialist knowledge to this publication.

This book also has another connection with the School of Art and Design, as it’s pages extensively feature the design work of many recent graphic communication graduates. “We are very pleased and proud to have been able to include so many high quality designs produced by staff and graduates from the University of Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design” says Jessica Glaser. “This book has been very favorably reviewed”, she continues “Many reviewers and designers alike have highly praised the work by School of Art and Design Graduates” One of the pages shown here features the work of senior lecturer in illustration, Howard Read. Other examples displayed here showcase a selection of packaging, branding, editorial design and web design projects by ex-students including Grace Oakley, Lotte Hammergren Andresen, Caroline Kruse Pettersson, Matthew Preston, Jazz Patel.
The book focuses on many graphic design genre, including logos, packaging, branding, identity, promotion, publication design, music graphics, and web design. Organized much like a recipe book, each brief lists the required materials and equipment so that designers can pick and choose. Interviews and in-progress work is included, while a number of fully realised projects illustrate possible outcomes. The Graphic Design Exercise Book has been acclaimed as a must-have addition to any designer’s bookshelf. 

Hi Jessica.

I'm not sure if you remember me? My name is Marcello Memoli and I was a student of yours on the Graphic Communication degree a few years ago. I am still very happily working as a graphic designer.
It was just a quick email really to say that I have a copy of “The Graphic Design Exercise Book’, and I must say I am intrigued and impressed. As someone who has been working commercially in the graphic design and advertising industry for about 6 years now, it is always nice to find new ways to improve my skills, be inspired, stay fresh and ultimately keep enhancing my portfolio. I found the ideas in the book and especially the student work, totally inspirational.
Regards to everybody at the University. 

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