Graphic Designers Surveyed [GD& Social Science]
What happens when you survey UK- and US-based graphic designers and ask prying questions about life and work? Presented in this 480-page paperback book are the responses – by turn fanatical, funny and frank – of 1,988 designers. Exhausted but enthusiastic, critical and creative, frustrated yet optimistic… their answers will surprise. One thing is certain – they really love graphic design and what it can do.
Examining their responses in collaboration with social scientist Nikandre Kopcke and data designer Stefanie Posavec, the GraphicDesign& editors present new findings and re-evaluate age-old clichés about graphic design: from studio to household, from student to CEO, across gender, age and the Atlantic.
Graphic Designers Surveyed is edited by Lucienne Roberts, Rebecca Wright and Jessie Price in collaboration with Nikandre Kopcke and Stefanie Posavec. In Print magazine, Steven Heller calls it ‘a fascinating book for stat nerds and designers who are interested in their peers.’ Wallpaper* magazine says it’s ‘a quiet masterpiece of information design.’ And Grafik magazine adds that ‘for a book without any images, it’s surprising visually engaging.’
Alongside Lucienne Roberts and John McGill, I worked as part of the LucienneRoberts+ team designing and artworking both the cover and text / infographic pages of the book.
Graphic Designers Surveyed by GraphicDesign&, 2015. Cover printed with Pantone Orange 021U, 480 pages.
Photographs by David Shaw.