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Graphic Design: Getting Started

This guide will help you find graphic design resources both in the library and on the web.

Getting Started with Graphic Design

You can find items related to graphic design by searching the library catalog.

Graphic Design Call Numbers

Use these numbers to browse our print books most relevant to Graphic Design!

NC997 - NC1003 - This is where most Graphic Design books live, including information on logos & infographics.

NC730-NC825 - These books are on drawing technique books such as human figure drawing, animal anatomy, environments, etc.

NK1160 - NK1590 - General design topics (including the color theory books)

P93.5 - Visual communication theory books

P99 - Semiotics

T385-T386 - These books focus on the technology side of digital art, including books on Photoshop and ZBrush.

Z246 - Here you will find the books on typography, in addition to paper/printing topics.

Many of the technology-focused books that are quickly outdated, like ones on Photoshop and ZBrush, are available as ebooks. Learn how to access those here.

If you're browsing the shelves in these areas, remember to look in both Main Stacks and Oversize books. For graphic design, the really fun books will be the oversized ones!

Remember, you can always ask a librarian for help.