8 must-read books for design students

Christmas can be a great time to top up your book collection. If you're a student looking for inspiration or information, these graphic design books are a great place to start. These titles cover the fundamentals of graphic design and will help prepare you for your future career. Whether you rent them from the library or pick up a copy for yourself, these are the essential texts that be on your bookshelf. 

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Nick Carson

Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.