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10 Amazing Books For Every Designers 

There are countless books out there that can help you become a better designer, whether you're looking for inspiration, practical tips or just some storytelling.

In this article, we'll be taking a look at 10 must-read books for designers, these books cover a wide range of topics including graphic design, UX design, product design, and more.

So, whether you're just starting out in the field or you're a seasoned pro, there's something here for everyone.

1. Design is a Job

In this book, you'll learn how to navigate the challenges of running a successful design business, including pricing strategies, client management, and building a strong brand.

The book is a must-read for any designer looking to advance their career.

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2. The Elements of User Experience

It is a foundational book for anyone working in the field of UX design. It offers a clear and concise framework for understanding the key components of a successful user experience including strategy, scope, structure, skeleton and surface.

This book provides valuable insights into the design process and helps readers create digital products that are both functional and engaging.

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3. Lean UX

This is a useful book for UX teamwork. It can be challenging to practice if you are working by yourself.

It demonstrates how product teams can incorporate design, experimentation, iteration, and more into their processes.

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4. Grid Systems 

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and practical applications of grid systems in graphic design.

With variety of examples and practical advice, this book is an essential read for anyone looking to develop a strong foundation in graphic design principles.

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5. Thinking with Type

This book covers everything from basic typography terminology to advanced layout techniques and much more with variety of examples.

This book is a must-read for graphic designers, web designers and anyone interested in typography. It offers valuable insights into the power of typography and how it can be used to communicate messages with clarity and impact.

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6. How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul

This book covers a wide range of topics, from developing a personal brand and managing client relationships to building a successful career and balancing work and life. 

With its variety of personal anecdotes, case studies, and exercises, this book provides readers with the tools and insights needed to create meaningful and successful design work.

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7. How to Use Graphic Design

This book offers a wealth of practical advice and insights into the creative process, from brainstorming ideas and creating a visual identity to developing effective messaging and marketing strategies. 

It is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of design and marketing, and how good design can be leveraged to drive business success.

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8. Work for Money, Design for Love

This book offers tips or advices on everything from finding potential clients and negotiating contracts to managing finances and building a personal brand.

Whether you're a new graduate just starting out or an experienced designer looking to take your career to the next level, "Work for Money, Design for Love" is a must read.

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9. Creating a Brand Identity

This book is packed with examples, case studies, and practical exercises, making it a valuable resource for designers and marketers of all levels of experience. 

Its must-read for anyone interested in building memorable brand identities, whether they are just getting started with branding or looking to refresh their skills.

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10. Don't Make Me Think

This book is full of practical tips, real-world examples and case studies that illustrate the principles of good web design.

With its focus on simplicity, usability, and user-centered design, it is a must-read!

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