Top 10 Books for designers

Everyone loves a good listicle right?

Top 10 books for designers

  1.  How to make sense of any mess, Abby Covert
  2.  Designing for Performance, Lara Hogan
  3.  Just Enough Research, Erika Hall
  4.  You’re My Favorite Client, Mike Monteiro
  5.  Entreleadership, Dave Ramsey
  6.  Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon
  7.  How to, Michael Beirut
  8.  Canon, Massimo Vignelli
  9.  Why I Write, George Orwell (specifically, this essay)
  10.  The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell

If you study these you’ll learn more than you’ll need to be a designer who wins great projects, keeps clients excited, does well thought out, interesting work, not go broke, think and write clear and compelling thoughts.

These are the books I keep coming back to for how to think about my work and how to mine myself for deeper and better work.

BONUS: Farnham Street is quickly becoming my favorite site on the internet. There’s gold in them thar hills, people