The Non-designer's Design Book by Robin WilliamsThe Non-designer's Design Book by Robin Williams

The Non-designer's Design Book

byRobin Williams

Paperback | November 19, 2014

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For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. 

Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence.


  • The four principles of design that underlie  every design project 
  • How to design with color 
  • How to design with type 
  • How to combine typefaces for maximum effect 
  • How to see and think like a professional designer 
  • Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects 

Robin Williams is the author of dozens of bestselling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, The Non-Designer's InDesign Book, and The Mac is not a typewriter. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design,...
Title:The Non-designer's Design BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.9 × 6.9 × 0.5 inPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133966151

ISBN - 13:9780133966152

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This book helped me (a non-designer) appreciate the principles of good graphic design. It allowed me to work more effectively with designers and also improved my ability to explain design requirements to other non-designers in my project teams.
Date published: 2017-03-21