Being into the design field for such a long time, I have been working with quite loads of books to keep updated with the current design styles as well as enhance my skills. Among those I have gone through, I’ll recommend you the book named Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills if you ask me! Simple, it’s such a great book you hardly miss!
You may wonder what does this book have those interests me that much, right? Well, I will say that there are two main reasons why I am appealed to the Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills. Those are its interesting content and its ability to move the theories into realistic appliance.
Through the pages, I got to know more about designs, design solutions in various media. To tell the truth, my design skills have been sharpened a lot after the books. Prior to the book, I really felt that there was something that limited my creativity to the maximum and I myself found the inspirations as well as the solution after reading this book, through its 80 creative challenges.
The exercises included in this book range from creating a typeface within a short time to designing a paper robot or web pages which costs you more time. More than that, I want to share that every exercise consists of compelling visual solutions from other designers and realistic stories which in fact helped my capacity to innovate a lot.
One more thing about Creative Workshop is that this book offers such useful brainstorming techniques from top designers. As I attempted to solve each challenge given, I was advised to apply those techniques to find the solutions.
As I have mentioned, I could also apply this book into my real work. In fact, after reading it, I came up with a new idea with new feature for my Web app. It was so great!
That’s all I want to share with you, hope you will enjoy reading such a useful book!
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