Guide to Design: Introduction

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Written by Frederick H. Carlson

Design is a growing field for the creatively inclined, and those who enjoy working hard on projects, in teams, and for others. The desire to improve aesthetics and the usability of products of all kinds — from clothing to electronics to books — requires the pursuit of excellence in the next generation of designers.

Satisfaction from the Design Task, and from Design People

What is Design?

Who Are Designers?

Specifics of the Design Career

An Edge in Design Education?

Realities and Options in Design Education

What Kind of Design School Do You Want to Attend?

School Cost & Financial Aid



Factors to Consider (Conclusion)

Frederick H. Carlson is a highly respected designer/illustrator working in the middle-Atlantic region. From large murals to small CD and cassette covers, from fund-raising book design to annual report cover art, his clientele has covered every facet of the design discipline. Carlson worked in a design studio for 4 years before enjoying over 20 years as a sole proprietor. His commissioned and personal work has been shown throughout the U.S. and in gallery sites in Switzerland, Japan, China, and Canada. He works directly with corporate executives, communications managers, art directors, and in-house design departments as well as project designers who manage smaller design firms.

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