The AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic & Communication Design

The landscape of design is changing rapidly. Designers are increasingly working in unfamiliar (and exciting) territory with a lot of questions: How do I stay relevant? How do I prepare for a career when my dream job or project might not exist in five years? What is it like to be a modern designer?

The AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic and Communication Design (Bloomsbury, 2017) is here to help you navigate your career—and answer those anxiety-inducing questions along the way. Cezzar offers contemporary perspectives that help professionals, students/aspiring designers, and educators explore the expanding field of design, better understand its changing trends, and find their place within it.

Originally written in 1993 by Sharon Helmer Poggenpohl, this new take evolves the invaluable resource with newly emerging disciplines, new practices, and interviews with more than 40 designers from every discipline and career level, including: Nicholas Blechman, The New Yorker; Rob Giampietro, Google; Njoki Gitahi, IDEO; Hilary Greenbaum, Whitney Museum; Holly Gressley, Vox Media; Cemre Güngör, Facebook; Natasha Jen, Pentagram; Renda Morton, The New York Times; and Alisa Wolfson, Leo Burnett Worldwide.

Read excerpts from the book below, or get your complete copy: Amazon | Bloomsbury


About the Author: Juliette Cezzar is a designer, writer, and Assistant Professor of Communication Design at the New School’s Parsons School of Design, where she was the Director of the BFA Communication Design and BFA Design & Technology programs from 2011–2014. She served as President of the board of directors of AIGA/NY from 2014–2016. She is the co-author, with Sue Apfelbaum, of Designing the Editorial Experience, and the author of five other books, the latest of which is The AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic and Communication Design.

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