Design for Media : A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising book cover
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Design for Media
A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising

ISBN 9781405873666
Published November 29, 2012 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

This essential guide provides you with a tailored introduction to the design techniques and production practices employed in the media industry. It presents clear and relevant explanations of how to design and produce any type of print and online publication to a professional standard, from pre-planning through to going to press or online. In providing the context, principles and thinking behind design over time, alongside the key practical techniques and know-how, this resource will enable you to present information clearly and effectively.

Key features:

  • Provides a complete resource, explaining the background, theory and application of design as well as the ‘how to’
  • Tutorials and exercises demonstrate how to create clean, attractive and well-targeted designs
  • Highly illustrated throughout
  • Colour ‘How to’ sections explain in detail how to create layouts and work with type, pictures and colour successfully

Design for Media is a core resource for students and professionals in journalism, PR, advertising, design and across the media and creative sectors.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN MEDIA DESIGN  1. The evolution of publishing media  2. The 21st century media– design in practice  3. Cross media production – print and web publishing  PART II: DESIGNING IN THE DIGITAL ERA  4. Pre-planning a publication  5. Information design  6. Content visualisation and structure 1: type  7. Content visualisation and structure 2: pictures  8. Content visualisation and structure 3: colour  9. Building a print or web page  10. Going to press/publishing on the web

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Di Hand is associate lecturer at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and at the University of West London.

Steve Middleditch is senior lecturer at the University of West London.