Since graduating I have found that I have a little bit more time on my hands, which naturally led me to wanting to learn more. So today, I purchased four books (it was hard to pick just four) to read and take all the knowledge I can out of them and apply it to real life.
• The Little Book of Hand Lettering - Hand Lettering has definitely become a graphic design sensation. I really want to become better at hand lettering because typography is such an important part of communicating your ideas.
• Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don't teach you in design school, but should - The reviews on Amazon about this book were amazing. People said it was life-changing, so I really want to learn as much as I can from this book and apply it to the real world. I thought it was very fitting since I just finished my undergrad.
• Typography Sketchbooks - Steven Heller's books are usually always great, so that played into my decision. I also like that this book shows the progress and how the concept gets started.
• Craft-a-Doodle - This book has 75 creative prompts for doodles. I always love prompts because you usually don't get to choose your design problem in the professional world, so books like this prepare you to work on anything and find passion in it, even if it is just a doodle.
I will definitely update after I have dug my teeth into these books a little deeper.