Graphic Design School

A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working in Print, Moving Image and Digital Media


The sixth edition of the market-leading, practical book for both students and small businesses.


ISBN: 9780500292853 Category:

David Dabner, Sandra Stewart, Eric Zempol, Abbie Vickress


The market-leading practical book for both students and small businesses Graphic Design School has been refreshed and updated throughout. The book is organized into two main sections, ‘principles’ and ‘practice’. The first section deals with the fundamentals of design, such as composition, hierarchy, layout, typography, grid structure, colour and so on. The second section puts these basics into practice, and gives information about studio techniques and production issues relevant to a number of different graphic design disciplines. The last part of the second section provides an overview of some of the different career choices open to students entering the graphic design field. New to this edition are two articles, one on User Experience Design (UX) and User Interface Design (UI), and one on Motion Graphics.

Packed with practical guidance on all areas of graphic design – from understanding the basics to devising an original concept and creating successful finished designs – Graphic Design School is a must-have book for anyone starting in graphic design.

Additional information

Weight 853 g
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 February 2017
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.2 cm
Weight 853 g

David Dabner teaches at the London College of Communication and is an experienced industry professional.

Sandra Stewart is the Associate Dean for Academics at Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.